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Vol 18, No 09, September 2014 - Bioinformatics
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

AUSTRALIA
•  Malaria transmission-blocking vaccines to be developed

MALAYSIA
•  Dengue vaccine is just a year away, researchers say

SINGAPORE
•  Molecular test kit to predict survival options in kidney cancer
•  A*STAR scientists make breakthroughs in ovarian cancer research
•  MicroVax cancer vaccine first in human clinical trial in Singapore

AFRICA
•  Mixed results for yellow cassava's vitamin A trial
•  GM's potential in Africa impeded by 'dysfunctional debate'

BRAZIL
•  Cheap nasal spray may save snakebite victims

EUROPE
•  Promising next generation drug treatment for malaria developed
•  Network Verification Challenge generates COPD network models
•  Merck Serono initiates phase II study of antibody in metastatic merkel cell carcinoma

UNITED STATES
•  Discovery of pro-metastasis protein reveals mysterious link to neurodegeneration
•  Biologists discover mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations

EYE ON CHINA
NEWS
•  Canbridge Life Sciences and EUSA Pharma form agreement to commercialize prescription medical device in China
•  miacom diagnostics GmbH teams up with Fosun Diagnostics to bring diagnostic arrays to Chinese and Asian markets
•  Medtronic and Lifetech Scientific Corporation expand strategic alliance to bring pacemakers to China
•  Wearable device for the early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition
•  Herbalife plans expansion of manufacturing capabilities in China
•  Cook Medical enrolls first patient in drug eluting peripheral stent clinical study in China
•  Provectus Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Sinopharm-China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, and Sinopharm A-THINK Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
•  Scientists develop new high yield allele to improve rice production

RESEARCH INSTITUTES
•  The Peking University Center of Bioinformatics

FEATURES
•  Using Bioinformatics to Understand the Antibody Response
•  Genomic Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside
•  Understanding DNA-Protein Interactions for Applications in Genome Engineering
•  Overview of Bioinformatics Research in Japans
•  Perdana University Centre for Bioinformatics: Contributing to the Growth of Bioinformatics in Malaysia
•  Bioinformatics for Vaccine Target Discovery
•  The Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR — Innovation in Bits and Bytes
•  The Increasing Need for Bioinformatics in Life Science and Biotechnology Research

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Looking into the Brain

REVIEW
•  Mixed Methods for Establishing Content Validity: A Value-Added Approach?
•  Data Science Driving Innovation

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Gilead enters new agreement with Medicines Patent Pool for access to medicines in developing world countries
•  Research alliance established to investigate new therapeutic concepts in the field of ubiquitin signaling biology
•  AstraZeneca and Kyowa Hakko Kirin partner on immune-oncology clinical study
•  AstraZeneca and Almirall enter strategic agreement in respiratory disease
•  Mundipharma appoints new President and Representative Director for its operations in Japan
•  A*STAR and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation sign MOU to support Japanese R&D collaborations with Singapore
•  Food Security summit on agricultural and nutrition challenges and solutions in Asia Pacific

•  CONFERENCE CALENDAR

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Commemorating World Health Day with Viatris
news Entire industrial chain resources of advanced medical equipment are lining up at Medtec China 2021
news CPhI & P-MEC China gives a glimpse of the success returning pharma events will deliver in 2021
news Highlights from the E&L China 2020 Conference
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