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Vol 23, No. 09, September 2019
Officials in China make progress in development of new drugs

A total of 139 new medicines developed by Chinese researchers have been certificated thanks to a major national science and technology project, officials said at a press conference held in July 2019.

China conducts its first 5G-streamed robot-assisted surgery in Shanghai, China

The first robot assisted surgery broadcast through 5G was conducted in Renji Hospital on 25 July 2019, allowing doctors throughout the Yangtze River Delta region to witness proceedings.

First Asian Scientist to be awarded the IBRO-Kemali Prize: Dr Hu Hailan

The IBRO-Kemali Foundation Prize Committee announced that the Twelfth IBRO-Kemali International Prize for Research in the field of Basic and Clinical Neurosciences has been awarded to Dr. Hu Hailan, Professor at the Center for Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Zheijiang University, in Hangzhou, China.

Wuhan Healthgen Biotechnology gains approval for OsrHSA by U.S. FDA

A Wuhan-based biotechnology company in central China's Hubei province received approval by the US Food and Drug Administration for clinical trials of its OsrHSA, a recombinant human serum albumin derived from rice grains.

B&R tumor prevention, control training base to be built in Chongqing

China Anti-Cancer Association and Chongqing University Cancer Hospital will jointly establish a "Belt and Road" training base to provide training for tumor prevention and control professionals.

China-Thailand Joint Research Institute on Medicine Launched in Bangkok

The opening ceremony of the China-Thailand Joint Research Institute of Natural Medicine was held on 8 August 2019 to promote cooperation on natural medicine research, training between the two countries.

Porous Fibres Graphene Developed for Highly Sensitive Wearable Sensors

Chinese researchers have developed a new type of porous fibres graphene to improve the sensitivity of wearable sensors.

New Cotton Fertilization Method Developed by CAS Researchers

Researchers have devised a new method of efficient fertilization of cotton with lower nitrogen leaching in sandy soil in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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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
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
November:
Evaluating cost effectiveness of genomic profiling
December:
Precision Medicine for Brain Tumours
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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