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EYE ON CHINA For e-subscribers (PDF)
Vol 23, No. 02, February 2019
China approves five genetically modified crops

GM crops approved include canola, soybean and corn

China's science awards further encourage innovation

Number of awards increased 50 percent on average

Severe and prolonged air pollution affects productivity of workers

Prolonged exposure to pollutant particles was shown to reduce the output of workers in China

Negative population growth looms ahead for China

China's population to hit negative growth from 2030 or earlier

Genetically-enhanced human blood vessel cells

The vascular cells can promote vascular repair and regeneration and increase resistance to oxygen-causing injury

New bat-borne virus related to Ebola

The virus may be capable of infecting many other species, including humans.

China's homegrown anti-cancer drug wins international recognition

Sintilimab shown to have favourable activity and acceptable toxicity in Chinese patients with relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma

Tariff changes aim to cut drug prices

Pharmaceutical companies have lowered their prices on some medicines such as immunotherapy cancer drug Keytruda

New procurement scheme to reduce drug prices

Pilot program to reduce financial burdens on patients will last for 12 months

China brings more new drugs to market with fast-track approval

Nine of the 11 domestic drugs are now approved across the world

Tougher supervision vowed over food and drugs

Measures to regulate food safety, especially in dairy, meat and healthcare products

Project seeks uniformity in treatment of China's number one killer

Year-long nationwide project to standardise medical treatment for heart failure

Great potential seen in AI-powered medical imaging

31 provinces, municipalities or regions in China have already issued artificial intelligence strategies

Updates from China's life sciences industry

by Ropes & Gray life sciences partner Katherine Wang

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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
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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