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Volume 23, Number 02, February 2019
Marijuana as medicine - Legal marijuana will open up scientific research
Just in time for the New Year: Medical marijuana
Marijuana or cannabis, most commonly referred to as weed and pot, is often associated with the unruly use of drugs
The medical cannabis landscape
Legal cannabis is opening up but research is the key to long term earnings. By Dr Sean Hall
Cannabis: From seed to product
We take you through the various life stages of a cannabis plant from seed to harvest and post-harvest processing steps
Patient misconceptions about opioids
Cancer pain is not a fatality - as long as patients don't reject the remedy. By Dr. Gouri Shankar Bhattacharyya
Is Asia ready for more elderly people with cancer?
A whole person approach to geriatric oncology in the region is urgently needed. By Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran
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Volume 23, Number 02, February 2019
FEATURES  
Just in time for the New Year: Medical marijuana
Marijuana or cannabis, most commonly referred to as weed and pot, is often associated with the unruly use of drugs...
The medical cannabis landscape
Legal cannabis is opening up but research is the key to long term earnings ...
Cannabis: From seed to product
We take you through the various life stages of a cannabis plant...
Patient misconceptions about opioids
Cancer pain is not a fatality — as long as patients don't reject the remedy...
SPOTLIGHTS  
AI for antibiotics
A collaborative project on artificial intelligence could aid antibiotic prescription and potentially solve the miss or over-prescription issues.
EYE ON CHINA  
China approves five genetically modified crops
GM crops approved include canola, soybean and corn
Severe and prolonged air pollution affects productivity of workers
Tariff changes aim to cut drug prices
Updates from China's life sciences industry
INSIDE INDUSTRY  
£30 million global cardiovascular disease challenge open for applications World's first gene therapy for osteoarthritis to be available in Asia-Pacific Accuron Technologies spins out medtech business
BIOBOARD  
New antibiotic to fight deadly superbug in large intestine
Study in rats infected with deadly bacteria found new antibiotic improved survival rates
New way to breach blood-brain barrier when treating brain cancer
New bid to stamp out bowel cancer
Revealing the secrets of rogue clones which cause Lupus disease
Stout camphor tree genome sequence completed
NEWS CRUNCH  
news Asia is the fastest growing region for nutraceuticals
news 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners
news Vitafoods Asia expands by 40 per cent in 2018
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
COLUMNS  

APBN Editorial Calendar 2019
January:
Taiwan Medical tourism
February:
Marijuana as medicine — Legal marijuana will open up scientific research
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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