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Vol 18, No 12, December 2014 - Biomaterials
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

INDIA
•  Stem cell therapy is "no remedy for stroke"

THE PHILIPPINES
•  Farmers losing from GM eggplant ban, says expert

SINGAPORE
•  Breakthrough discovery by researchers contributes towards future treatment of multiple sclerosis and autoimmune inflammation

VIETNAM
•  Some Asians found to carry gene resistant to typhoid
•  Vietnam eyes water-saving technology for its rice farms

AFRICA
•  South Africa's healthcare "still burdened with diseases"
•  Healthcare workers use buddy system to fight Ebola
•  STI ministerial summit appeals for Africa-led research

BANGLADESH
•  Jute as possible arsenic remover in Bangladesh

EGYPT
•  Interest grows in unusual Egyptian method of mosquito control

EUROPE
•  Research team proves the efficacy of new drug against stem cells that provoke the onset and growth of cancer and its metastasis

UNITED STATES
•  Protein predicts response to new immunotherapy drug
•  A link between DNA transcription and disease causing expansions which lead to hereditary disorders
•  Penn Medicine team develops cognitive test battery to assess the impact of long duration spaceflights on astronauts' brain function
•  Survival differences seen for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer
•  Mosquitoes and malaria: Scientists pinpoint how biting cousins have grown apart

EYE ON CHINA
•  MRC Technology and Yabao Pharmaceuticals enter exclusive partnership in China to develop novel therapeutics for Parkinson's disease
•  CARsgen completes series A financing
•  Bitter food but good medicine from cucumber genetics
•  Aeterna Zentaris and Sinopharm A-Think sign master collaboration agreement for Zoptarelin doxorubicin in China
•  Plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may treat metabolic diseases and obesity
•  Evidence that domestic chickens first found in China
•  Climate change may blunt China's effort to fight disease
•  Sino-Swiss Heart-Lung Transplantation Institute founded in Tongji hospital
•  DKU Campus officially opens
•  Medical education exchange meeting held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of relationships between China and France
•  Hips more popular than knees for large joint replacement surgery in China, says GlobalData analyst

FEATURES
•  Indian Pharma Industry: Trends, Predictions and Challenges
•  RFID Smart Sensing
•  Rational Design for the Next Generation of Vaccines
•  Is Aging a Risk Factor for Cancer?
•  China's Synthetic Biology Research
•  Ethical Responsibility to Manage Incidental Findings in Brain Imaging Research
•  Translating Research at SingHealth: Cardiometabollic Diseases
•  Universities: A Treasure Trove of Technologies
•  The Increasing Need for Bioinformatics in Life Science and Biotechnology Research
•  Site Mapping the Innovative Way
•  New Antifungals or Old?

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Future Healthcare Solutions

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Singapore's Khoo Teck Puat Hospital achieves HIMSS Analytics Stage 6
•  PSR-Agility wins second consecutive ROAR Award for “Best Orphan Drug CRO”
•  Ooredoo Myanmar maternity app “maymay” wins bronze at 2014 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
•  Vietnam and IRRI jointly craft strategy to boost country's rice industry
•  Cognizant completes acquisition of TriZetto, creating a fully-integrated healthcare technology and operations leader
•  Teduglutide granted orphan drug designation in Japan
•  Murata joins Singapore's EcoCampus initiative
•  AbbVie acquires manufacturing facility in Singapore; further expands capabilities in Asia
•  Regen BioPharma acquires University of Toronto cancer stem cell intellectual property
•  Vetter opens office to support growing Asian healthcare market
•  Ceapro's research scientist, Bernhard Seifried, Ph.D., honored with Scientific Achievement & Innovation Award from BioAlberta
•  U.S. Department of Agriculture awards telemedicine grant to Good Samaritan Hospital
•  UCB and Daiichi Sankyo partner to bring treatment to people living with epilepsy in Japan
•  Amgen opens Next-Generation Biomanufacturing Facility in Singapore
•  Women dominate Rice Scientist awards


•  CONFERENCE CALENDAR

NEWS CRUNCH  
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