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Vol 18, No 04, April 2014 - Diseases of an aging population
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EDITORIAL

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AUSTRALIA
•  Chronic pain research delves into the brain

KOREA
•  STC life, Ltd. successfully treats stroke patients at Stem Cell Research Treatment Center

MALAYSIA
•  Indigenous people 'at graver risk' of neglected diseases

SINGAPORE
•  A*STAR scientists create stem cells from a drop of blood

THE PHILIPPINES
•  'Too many exotic species' in Philippine greening plan

AFRICA
•  The parasite that escaped out of Africa

CANADA
•  Genome British Columbia researchers closing in on chlamydia vaccine

EUROPE
•  Teesside University pioneering life-saving research
•  Inactivated polio vaccines broadly available for the world's children in the drive toward polio eradication
•  Vitamin D deficiency may compromise immune function
•  Inflammation mobilizes tumor cells

NEPAL
•  Animal-borne parasites plague Nepal

UNITED STATES
•  Zebrafish discovery may shed light on human kidney function
•  Nanoparticles and magnetic fields train immune cells to fight cancer in mice
•  Building heart tissue that beats
•  Immunology researchers uncover pathways that direct immune system to turn 'on' or 'off'
•  How diabetes drugs may work against cancer
•  Study reveals how a protein common in cancers jumps anti-tumor mechanisms

EYE ON CHINA
•  Solentim expands reach into China
•  China approves biobased aviation fuel for commercial use
•  Bayer to acquire Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. in China
•  Lilly and Novast expand state of the art manufacturing facility in Nantong, China
•  TaiGen Biotechnology receives marketing approval from the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration for Taigexyn® in Taiwan
•  Simulations Plus signs new partnership agreement in China
•  Cardium changes name to Taxus Pharmaceuticals in connection with strategic collaboration with Shanxi Taxus Pharmaceuticals
•  Applikon Biotechnology opens new production facility in Guangzhou, China

FEATURES
•  Is Aging a Risk Factor for Cancer?
•  Adverse Effects of Substance Abuse on Aging: Implication of Brain Cell Injury
•  Diabetes and the Elderly
•  The Necessity for Early Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia: The Role of Neurosteroids

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  NanoLogix enters Asia distribution agreement with IVD Tech of Singapore
•  AIDF and UN ESCAP partner to present the Water Security Summit
•  Empiriko and Interchim sign partnership agreement to accelerate drug discovery through oxidative chemosynthetic liver technology
•  Celerion opens operations in South Korea
•  AITbiotech initiates and sets up a new division to commercialize life sciences and diagnostic technologies in Singapore
•  Debiopharm Group (TM) to expand activities at manufacturing facility in Switzerland
•  Clinipace Worldwide expands into Asia with acquisition of Choice Pharma
•  Quintiles honored as 'Best CRO in Asia' for 3rd time in four years
•  Mundipharma signs exclusive agreement with Helsinn Group for distribution of Anamorelin® across key markets in SEA
•  Agilent Technologies to support National University of Singapore-led research consortium to develop lipid database
• 
Hokkaido University and Hitachi complete a facility incorporating a novel proton beam therapy system for cancer treatment developed jointly under Japan's FIRST program

•  CONFERENCE CALENDAR

NEWS CRUNCH  
news The Proteona Oncology Challenge using ESCAPETM Single Cell Proteogenomic Analysis
news New computational fluid dynamics solution for modeling aerosol mixtures in biomedical and environmental research
news Medial Fair Thailand opened on 11th September 2019 with a focus on future-proofing Thailand's healthcare industry to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next decade
news Biofuel Producers and Users to Convene in Singapore for Global Biofuels Summit
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
SPOTLIGHT  
LIFE OF A SCIENTIST  

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
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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