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Vol 22, No. 11, November 2018
China to improve management on human genetic resources

Regulations should focus on balancing between the protection and development of such resources which include human organs, tissues, cells, etc.

Vaccine maker Changsheng fined 9.1 billion yuan in safety scandal

Families of victims who died from the rabies vaccine will be given 650,000 yuan

Feeding pigs kitchen leftovers behind outbreak of African swine fever

The act has been banned to control the spread of swine fever

Tibetan fungus could help fight liver cancer

GL22 found to inhibit growth of liver cancer

Better treatment for liver transplant rejection

Tacrolimus drug encapsulated in hydrogels had a better inhibition effect on the activated T-cells than direct oral administration of tacrolimus

Standards for TCM decoction to be applied globally

Standards will help more decocting centers grow stronger and help TCM go international

RMB200 million donation to build Tsinghua University Biomedical Sciences Building

The planned Biomedical Sciences Building will be mainly used by the School of Life Sciences for teaching and scientific research and will also house top scientific research institutions

Series of manufacturing disasters highlights importance of partner due diligence in China

Chinese CMOs with a proven track record in quality will be able to differentiate themselves amidst the series of manufacturing problems this year, and the ongoing US-China trade war, says GlobalData

Medopad and Tencent develop advanced AI for Parkinson's disease

New motor function test allows patients to be assessed outside of the clinical setting in just 3 minutes - 10 times faster than the standard clinician appointment

First-ever opium poppy genome assembled

Collaboration between NRGene, China's Xi'an Jiaotong University, and The Wellcome Sanger Institute and The University of York, UK

LncBook: a curated knowledgebase of human long non-coding RNA

Features a comprehensive collection of human lncRNAs and associated data

Artificial fusion proteins to enhance methanol bioconversion

Current methanol bioconversion holds promise for producing desired chemicals under economically viable operating conditions, however the efficiency is limited by unfavorable kinetics of methanol oxidation and assimilation. Fusion engineering strategy is used to enhance bioconversion

Proposed law change to increase penalties for drug violations

Violations such as making or selling fake drugs could see companies lose their business licenses

17 anti-cancer drugs covered under medical insurance

Of the 17, 12 are for solid tumours treatment, and five for hematological neoplasms treatment

Rules issued for online medical advice

Calls for improved supervision of online healthcare industry

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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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