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Vol 22, No 06, June 2018
ASIA
New findings reveal a key cause of failed pregnancies and birth defects

This discovery could help to explain why some embryos fail to develop normally and implant into the uterus during normal pregnancies.

Uncontrolled hypertension in rural communities

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have published a paper studying factors that lead to poor hypertension control in individuals who are currently treated for hypertension.

HKBU develops world-first metal-based probes for detection of dopamine receptors, a cancer biomarker

Discovery can be potentially developed as a novel early cancer detection technology.

Activation switch for cancer metastasis discovered

Scientists have uncovered the Novel PSPC1 Oncogene that controls the proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells

NUS researchers uncover novel pathway in development of acute myeloid leukemia with poor prognosis

The study focused on the role of SHARP1, a protein that plays a role in control of the circadian rhythm in humans.

Southern Campus of Academia Sinica officially breaks ground

This expands R&D capacity into Southern Taiwan

Singapore team finds new molecule that can grow blood stem cells for transplant

The new technique provides sufficiently high cell numbers to help adult blood malignancies patients going for transplant. The high cell numbers help patients recover faster.

Faster genome evolution methods to transform yeast for industrial biotechnology

SCRaMbLE speeds up yeast evolution

Cometh the cyborg: improved integration of living muscles into robots

Researchers have developed a novel method of growing whole muscles from hydrogel sheets impregnated with myoblasts. This paves the way for more advanced biohybrid robots.

Pigs that digest their nutrients could reduce pork industry's carbon footprint

The bodily waste that pigs produce contains high levels of chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus that can damage the environment by causing the growth of blue-green algae in water bodies, which asphyxiates other life in the water.

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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
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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