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Vol 18, No 11, November 2014 - Infectious Pathogens and Antibiotics
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EDITORIAL

BioBoard

INDIA
•  Ozone eating away Indian crop yields
•  Polio shots better than oral drops, says study

JAPAN
•  Natural protein in rice helps keep arsenic out in grains

THE PHILIPPINES
•  Philippines adopts inactivated polio vaccine strategy

SINGAPORE
•  A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics and Singapore Biomicro to develop a first-of-its-kind, implantable wireless blood glucose monitoring sensor device

THAILAND
•  Ebola-affected countries face new threat: food crisis
•  Fending off dengue with insecticide-treated uniforms

AFRICA
•  New test to combat major cause of preventable blindness in Africa

BANGLADESH
•  Arsenic linked to lung cancer in Bangladesh

EUROPE
•  Human-milk-oligosaccharides can protect against noroviruses

UNITED STATES
•  Researchers discover possible cause of common dementia
•  Improved mouse model may accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines and treatments
•  New device yields close-up look at metastasis
•  Scientists research ways to use an organism's own pathway to synthesize potential therapeutics

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
•  Quality issues in herbal medicine clinical trials

EYE ON CHINA
•  Clinical Genomics signs Chinese colorectal screening deal
•  WuXi PharmaTech laboratory testing division expands in U.S. with acquisition of XenoBiotic Laboratories
•  Roche to invest 450 million Swiss Francs in new diagnostic manufacturing facility in China
•  SCYNEXIS, Inc. enters into agreement with Waterstone Pharmaceutical for the development and commercialization of treatment for viral diseases
•  Johnson & Johnson Innovation launches Asia Pacific Innovation Center
•  ScinoPharm and Nanjing King-friend Biochemical Pharmaceutical team up to jointly enter the Chinese market for new drugs
•  Ascletis gains exclusive China market rights from Presidio for clinical stage Hepatitis C virus inhibitor
•  Irvine Pharmaceutical Services opens an analytical facility in Hangzhou, China
•  Pioneering application of Google Glass by Renji Hospital
•  WuXi PharmaTech launches representative office in Israel, forms strategic collaboration with Pontifax
•  International Symposium on molecular biology of fruit trees held at Huazhong Agricultural University

FEATURES
•  Bacteremia Diagnosis at Point of Care
•  The Life of a Cancer Causing Parasite
•  New Antifungals or Old?

PEOPLE WATCH
•  D Printing in the Medical World

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Lupus Research Institute awards $1-million grants to discover what causes lupus
•  AstraZeneca and Pharmacyclics enter clinical trial collaborations in oncology
•  Singapore — the global launch pad for game-changing clinical trials initiative
•  MedImmune strengthens immuno-oncology capabilities with acquisition of Definiens
•  AOP Orphan to bring Thromboreductin® to the Russian market
•  PPP launched to improve prevention of women's cancers and quality of cancer registries in Latin America and the Caribbean
•  National Heart Research Institute Singapore and Thermo Fisher Scientific team up to further enhance stem cell research techniques
•  Felicitex Therapeutics and Selvita initiate strategic collaboration to target cancer quiescence
•  WomenHeart launches first campaign to improve quality of life and reduce hospitalizations for women living with heart failure
•  President's Science and Technology Awards 2014 honors outstanding scientific talent for their contributions to Singapore's R&D landscape

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