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Vol 22, No 02, February 2018
ASIA
circRNA : A key to unlocking pluripotent stem cells for regenerative medicine or other innovative medical technologies

circRNA plays a functional role in determining whether a cells remains pluripotent or initiate cellular differentiation

Extralchromosomal telomere repeat DNA activates cytosolic DNA sensing pathway and influences ALT development

Extrachromosomal telomere repeat (ECTR) DNA is unique to cancer cells that maintain telomeres through the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway, but the role of ECTRs in ALT development remains elusive, until now.

Landmark genetic study better predicts stomach cancer

New findings offer potential to develop more effective screening for stomach cancer, enabling timely and better early-stage treatments for patients

Confined movements: How cells form tubes in confined spaces

Researchers used a 3D microtube platform to study lumen formation

Genomics reveals key macrophages' involvement in systemic sclerosis

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School, Imperial College London and University College have made an important discovery that a type of immune cell called macrophages play the key role in systemic sclerosis, a chronic autoimmune disease which currently has no cure.

Indonesian halal scientist wins King Faisal Prize for Service to Islam

In recognition for his work in the identification and verification of porcine DNA in commercial gelatin and gelatin contining processed foods

Kyoto University and Fujitsu launch joint research project to advance medicine using AI

The research activities are being conducted as of January 2018 and will run for approximately two years.

AMERICAS
Study shows blood test can detect eight types of cancer

New CancerSEEK Test greater than 99 percent specific for pancreatic cancer

Canadian patients to benefit from major investment in genomics and precision health research

Minister Wilson-Raybould highlights $75.9 million for genomics research in British Columbia, bringing new hope for Canadians living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, childhood asthma and other diseases.

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Technology giant, Tencent Holdings Limited, promotes medical science and healthcare
news ECV2019 China Healthcare and Pharma Digital Innovation Summit Held Successfully in Shanghai — The "Highway" Era of Healthcare Digital Transformation
news Natural Extracts Innovated, Transformed and Diversely Laid Out to Embrace the Blue Ocean Market of Big Health
news The Proteona Oncology Challenge using ESCAPETM Single Cell Proteogenomic Analysis
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2019
January:
Taiwan Medical tourism
February:
Marijuana as medicine — Legal marijuana will open up scientific research
March:
Driven by curiosity
April:
Career developments for researchers
May:
What's cracking — Antibodies in ostrich eggs
June:
Clinical trials — What's in a name?
July:
Traditional Chinese medicine in modern healthcare — Integrating both worlds
August:
Digitalization vs Digitization — Exploring Emerging Trends in Healthcare
September:
Healthy Ageing — How Science is chipping in
October:
Disruptive Urban Farming — Microbes, Plasmids, and Recycling
November:
Evaluating cost effectiveness of genomic profiling
December:
Precision Medicine for Brain Tumours
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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