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Vol. 7, No. 10, 12 May 2003
Contents

Commentary
•  By Dr. Ooi Eng Eong

Scientific Developments
•  Searching for a Cure to SARS
•  SARS Virus may not be Coronavirus
•  SARS Diagnostic Methods
•  Australian Scientists to Infect Animals with Virus
•  Thoughts on SARS Drug Development Strategies - And A Better Way to Manage SARS Patients?
•  Biota's Antiviral Drugs and Diagnostic Kits Might Be an Answer to SARS and Avian Flu Infections
•  Genetix Equipment Plays a Key Role in Determining SARS Genetic Code

Political & Business Impact
•  SARS Brings Out Taiwan's Sovereignty Issue
•  Asean Countries to Fight SARS Together
•  Thermal Scanner Becomes Hot Anti-SARS Device
•  Businesses Quick to Cash In on SARS Crisis

Preventive Measures
•  Preventive Measures on Individual Basis

Situation Update
•  Singapore
•  Vietnam
•  Canada
•  Japan
•  Hong Kong
•  Taiwan
•  China
•  WHO Update

Focusing on Singapore
•  Coming to Grips with the Disease
•  Coping with the Disease
    •  Government Unveils SARS Relief Package
    •  Emergency Housing Prepared In Case of Amoy Gardens Outbreak
    •  Allowance for People with Home Quarantine Order
    •  Markets and Food Centers to have Twice Daily Temperature Checks
    •  Courage Fund Launched to Help SARS Victims
    •  Fever Checks and Declarations at Sea Ports
•  Government Preventive Measures
•  Research Progress of Singapore Scientists
•  Singapore's Role in Global Battle against SARS
•  WHO Recommendations
•  Case Update

•  Frequently Asked Questions

•  Contact Details

Company News
•  Prima Subsidiary Breakthrough in Malaria Experiments
•  Biota Achieves HIV Drug Breakthrough
•  China Business News
•  Sino-French Collaboration
•  US to Export Synthetic DNA to Japanese Firm
•  Genesis and EvoGenix Collaborates to Discover Anti-Inflammatory Drug
•  Biomedical Strategy Consultants Marches into Europe
•  Athelas and MerLion to Work Together on Anti-Infectives
•  BioPhotoFullerenes to Open HQ in Taiwan
•  Kiotek to Produce Medical-Standard Chitosan
•  TaiGen to Buy Microbubble Drug Delivery Technology
•  Intel Launches Itanium2 Server to Address Bioinformatics Market

Rules & Regulations
•  Australia's Biggest Medical Recall
•  New Criterion for Certifying Death
•  Japan Disseminates Guidelines for Treating Gastric Ulcer
•  Singapore Tighten Rules for Medical Research

Research News
•  Green Mud to Cleanse Oil and Gas Environment
•  Rare Chromosome Abnormality
•  Major Breakthrough in "Super Rice" Research
•  Anti-Cancer Factor Identified in Goose Blood
•  LV Prasad Eye Institute Developing Reusable DNA Chip for Eye
•  Experts Discover Possible Commercial Use for Panda Dung
•  Japanese Researchers Discover New Vitamin
•  Yokohama Discovers Novel Method of Storing DNA onto Paper
•  Malaysian AIDS Herbal Formula Shows Promise
•  Taiwan Develops Anti-Virus Masks

Education
•  More Students Taking Up Life Sciences Course

Alternative Medicine
•  Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedy for SARS

General Information & Statistics
•  Australian Milk Has Healthier Edge
•  Proactive Efforts to Curb AIDS
•  Increased Patent Applications in China
•  International Vegetable Science Technology Expo in China
•  Indian Biotech Association Formed
•  Biotech Incubation Center Built at Pune
•  Karnataka Expects US$211 Million Investment in Biotech
•  Drug-Resistant HIV Emerging in Japan
•  Korea Strengthens SARS Safeguards
•  Drug Firms Punished for Price-Fixing
•  Survey Shows Singapore Best Prepared for Medical Crisis

Trends & Prospects
•  Map of the Human Genome Completed
•  Foreign Scientists Restricted from US Entry
•  India Biotech Faces Uphill Task in Wooing VCs
•  Top Pharmaceutical Firms in Billion-Dollar Drug Race

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