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Vol 22, No 08, August 2018
Public outcry over vaccine scandal in China

In the latest scandal to hit the country, one of the country's largest vaccine manufacturer was found to have falsified records and distributed faulty rabies vaccines to children.

China slashes prices of cancer medicine to ensure affordability for all

No tariffs for imported cancer medicine, helping patients save 10 to 20 percent

First accelerator-based BNCT facility to be used in 2019

BNCT is a next-generation radiotherapy that is believed to be less invasive and easier to endure for cancer patients.

Oncologists suggest new therapy by freezing cancer cells

Compound found that could potentially stop cancer cells from moving around the body

China's self-developed cancer drug to be approved by year end

New drug brings hope to late-stage colorectal cancer patients

China approves first domestically developed anti-HIV drug

China has approved the first domestically developed, long-acting injectable HIV drug Albuvirtide which could be a boon to tens of thousands of HIV/AIDS patients in the country

Chinese researchers develop ultra-thin sensor that makes fast inflammation testing

Provides real-time information of patients, allowing doctors to conduct immediate actions

China's pilot program uses AI to detect cancer

AI used in clinical diagnostic system for stomach cancer; each endoscopy examination to produce 48 images that will be sent to database; AI system can give cancer lesion feedback in four seconds

Sanofi opens USD 77 million clinical big data R&D facility in Chengdu

The hub will support clinical research and development of innovative drugs

AI beats human doctors in neuroimaging recognition contest

Experts say that AI can serve as an assistant to doctors in giving preliminary results, but it will not replace doctors

Cleveland Clinic to have international program in Shanghai

New affiliation program to improve patient care delivery in the United States, China and around the world by enabling other health care providers to access the Clinic's best practices

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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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