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BioBoard

Australia
•  Dietitians Warn against Self-diagnosed Food Allergies
•  Stem Cell Treatment for Brittle Bones in the Womb
•  Spine Surgery "Sewn Up" before First Cut
•  Grant to Boost Unique Heart Disease Research, Australia
•  Australia's First Fertilizer Research Center
•  Queensland Technology Licensed by Billion-Dollar US Company
•  Hair Sample May Provide Breast Cancer Diagnosis

China
•  Omnicare Clinical Opens Offices in China
•  Controversial Stem Cell Treatment Attracts Thousands
•  Olive Ingredient Improves Eye Health

India
•  Indian Medicinal Plant May Combat Liver Cancer
•  Meningococcemia Claims Six in Indian Capital
•  In Vitro Fertilization Facility Now at AIIMS
•  Satyam Makes Telemedicine Available in Remote Villages
•  US-based Hollister to Set Up Unit in Haryana
•  Operation Eyesight Universal to Spend US$4 Million in India
•  Avesthagen Launches Seven New Botanical Bioactives

Japan
•  Optimal Band Imaging and Endoscopy to Detect Early Gastric Cancer
•  New Bird Flu Outbreak in Japan traced to H5N1

Singapore
•  QIAGEN Opens New Service Solutions Center in Asia
•  Biomedical Research Council Awards US$29 Million to 61 Research Projects
•  A*STAR Launches New Award for Young Scientists
•  A*STAR Signs MOU with Six Schools to Form Technology Network
•  SGH Launches First Holistic Care Center

New Zealand
•  Science New Zealand Launched

Taiwan
•  Cholesterol-lowering Drug is Effective against Staphylococcus aureus

Vietnam
•  Dead Poultry Raises Bird Flu Alarm in Vietnam

Special Feature
•  Disasters: Preparing for the Unpredictable
•  Interview with Professor Gilbert M. Burnham
•  Interview with Assoc. Prof. Lim Meng Kin

Industry Watch
•  Invitrogen Enters into a Licensing Agreement with IMBcom
•  Stem Cell Sciences Enters into an Agreement with Myelin Repair Foundation
•  European Company NovaSecta Joins First Chinese CRO Service Alliance for Drug Discovery Solutions
•  DuPont (DD) Opens Fluoropolymer Production Plant in China
•  Satyam Opens Center to Cater to Life Sciences Industry
•  Eisai and Accenture Launch Clinical Data Management in India
•  Sanofi Pasteur and Statens Serum Institute Team Up against Tuberculosis
•  Roche Diagnostics and Mankind Pharma Collaborate on Accu-Chek Go
•  Nicholas Unit Signs Drug Development Pact with Eli Lilly & Co
•  Pierre Fabre and Nicholas Piramal Sign Oncology Research Agreement
•  Fortis HealthWorld Works with Godrej Aadhaar to Reach Out to Rural Areas in India
•  Karo Bio and Zydus Cadila Sign Research Agreement
•  ICGEB Joins with Emory Vaccine Center
•  DiscoveRx Corporation Signs Agreement with Cosmo Bio
•  Sysmex and bioMérieux Form Commercial Joint Venture for the Japanese In Vitro Diagnostics Market
•  Progeniq Launches Next-generation BioBoost v4.0 Accelerator
•  Celltrion and CSL Announce Collaboration to Develop and Manufacture Monoclonal Antibody
•  Antitope Ltd Announces Research Agreement with China Synthetic Rubber Corporation
•  Merck and DCB Announce Cooperation to Create New Biotech Services and Training Center
•  Taiwan's PharmaEssentia Signs Deal with Malaysia's Black Gold Global

Research and Findings
•  Herpes Virus Linked to Preterm Birth and High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy
•  Trigger Gene for Muscle Development Discovered

General News
•  Immunology Research in Singapore Intensifies with Official Inauguration of the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN)
•  First of Its Kind in Asia — Smart Pharmaceutical Tracking and Management System
•  World Courier Expands Storage Capabilities in India as Clinical Trials Boom
•  WHO Warns Asian Countries of Increasing HIV and TB Coinfection
•  Singapore Science at US Science Meetings

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