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Vol 18, No 09, September 2014 - Bioinformatics
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

AUSTRALIA
•  Malaria transmission-blocking vaccines to be developed

MALAYSIA
•  Dengue vaccine is just a year away, researchers say

SINGAPORE
•  Molecular test kit to predict survival options in kidney cancer
•  A*STAR scientists make breakthroughs in ovarian cancer research
•  MicroVax cancer vaccine first in human clinical trial in Singapore

AFRICA
•  Mixed results for yellow cassava's vitamin A trial
•  GM's potential in Africa impeded by 'dysfunctional debate'

BRAZIL
•  Cheap nasal spray may save snakebite victims

EUROPE
•  Promising next generation drug treatment for malaria developed
•  Network Verification Challenge generates COPD network models
•  Merck Serono initiates phase II study of antibody in metastatic merkel cell carcinoma

UNITED STATES
•  Discovery of pro-metastasis protein reveals mysterious link to neurodegeneration
•  Biologists discover mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations

EYE ON CHINA
NEWS
•  Canbridge Life Sciences and EUSA Pharma form agreement to commercialize prescription medical device in China
•  miacom diagnostics GmbH teams up with Fosun Diagnostics to bring diagnostic arrays to Chinese and Asian markets
•  Medtronic and Lifetech Scientific Corporation expand strategic alliance to bring pacemakers to China
•  Wearable device for the early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition
•  Herbalife plans expansion of manufacturing capabilities in China
•  Cook Medical enrolls first patient in drug eluting peripheral stent clinical study in China
•  Provectus Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Sinopharm-China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, and Sinopharm A-THINK Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
•  Scientists develop new high yield allele to improve rice production

RESEARCH INSTITUTES
•  The Peking University Center of Bioinformatics

FEATURES
•  Using Bioinformatics to Understand the Antibody Response
•  Genomic Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside
•  Understanding DNA-Protein Interactions for Applications in Genome Engineering
•  Overview of Bioinformatics Research in Japans
•  Perdana University Centre for Bioinformatics: Contributing to the Growth of Bioinformatics in Malaysia
•  Bioinformatics for Vaccine Target Discovery
•  The Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR — Innovation in Bits and Bytes
•  The Increasing Need for Bioinformatics in Life Science and Biotechnology Research

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Looking into the Brain

REVIEW
•  Mixed Methods for Establishing Content Validity: A Value-Added Approach?
•  Data Science Driving Innovation

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Gilead enters new agreement with Medicines Patent Pool for access to medicines in developing world countries
•  Research alliance established to investigate new therapeutic concepts in the field of ubiquitin signaling biology
•  AstraZeneca and Kyowa Hakko Kirin partner on immune-oncology clinical study
•  AstraZeneca and Almirall enter strategic agreement in respiratory disease
•  Mundipharma appoints new President and Representative Director for its operations in Japan
•  A*STAR and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation sign MOU to support Japanese R&D collaborations with Singapore
•  Food Security summit on agricultural and nutrition challenges and solutions in Asia Pacific

•  CONFERENCE CALENDAR

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 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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