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KOREA
Why are Korean eggs salmonella-free?

Salmonella has not been detected in korean eggs for more than 10 years.

NETHERLANDS
Breaking bad: cancer cell drug addiction solved

Cancer cells can become not only resistant but also addicted to the drugs that serve to kill them. A research team led by professor Daniel Peeper from the Netherlands Cancer Institute has now discovered the underlying mechanism, which may guide the development of more rational alternating therapies.

SINGAPORE
Singapore researchers create new 'letters' to enhance DNA Functions

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) researchers have created two new genetic letters - Ds and Px, which specifically combine with each other to form an artificial base pair, functioning as a third DNA base pair, that can help better detect infectious diseases like dengue and Zika.

Cancer scientists crack the durian genome

Scientists from Singapore have mapped the complete genetic blueprint of durian, known in Asia as the "king of fruits". Infamous for its pungent and polarizing aroma, durian is well-known to ignite opposing passions of devotion or revulsion in different individuals.

SWEDEN
Study shows DuPont probiotics impact intestinal microbiota in colon cancer patients

Breakthrough results show probiotic intervention can positively alter and modify intestinal microbiota in patients with colon cancer.

TAIWAN
New insights on breast cancer therapy

Breast cancer cells empowered by tumor-draining lymph nodes and fatty tissues

USA
Genetically boosting the nutritional value of corn could benefit millions

Rutgers scientists discover way to reduce animal feed and food production costs by increasing a key nutrient in corn.

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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