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Vol 19, No 03, March 2015 - Nutrition
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EDITORIAL

BioBoard

AUSTRALIA
•  Cynata achieves major stem cell manufacturing milestone

INDONESIA
•  Rice crucial to Indonesia's food security

JAPAN
•  Japan joins Gates's Grand Challenge on tropical diseases
•  On-farm system turns rice plants into biofuel and fodder

SINGAPORE
•  Infant gut microbiota linked with gestation duration, delivery method and healthy weight gain
•  Mundipharma demonstrates efficacy of BETADINE(R) formulations against Ebola virus
•  Scientists determine mechanical forces that drive epithelial wound healing
•  A*STAR researchers develop expert systems for identifying treatment targets for cancer and rare diseases
•  NUS researchers pioneer novel strategy to prevent progression of inflammation-associated

THE PHILIPPINES
•  New biotech hub aims to nurture more rice researchers

AFRICA
•  NAU researcher works to understand forces of abrupt climate change
•  Researchers create new model to aid tech selection
•  Combining bednets, vaccines 'good or bad for malaria'
•  Experts call for innovations to aid Africa's healthcare

EUROPE
•  Europe's first fully remote diabetes trial approved

UNITED STATES
•  Scientists identify genetic variations leading to hearing loss in young cancer patients
•  3D vaccine spontaneously assembles to pack a powerful punch against cancer, infectious diseases
•  Researchers design "evolutionary trap" to thwart drug resistance
•  Common allergy medication may be effective in starving and killing the bacteria that causes Lyme disease
•  Scripps Research Institute scientists develop anti-HIV agent so powerful it can work in a vaccine
•  Possible strategy identified to combat major parasitic tropical disease

EYE ON CHINA
•  Response Biomedical Corp. expands Chinese distribution agreement for RAMP® cardiovascular products
•  Nanocarrier drugs for pancreatic cancer now being produced in China
•  Cellular Biomedicine Group acquires Chinese PLA General Hospital's CAR-T immuno-oncology technology and clinical data
•  VHS Group kicks off the integration of the EAP Industry in China by acquiring ZO's EAP business
•  Hua Medicine achieves positive Phase 1b results in diabetes with 4th-Generation glucokinase activator
•  2nd World-China Biosimilars Forum 2015 coming back in March
•  World-China Generics Forum will take place in March, 2015
•  ACT Genomics raises $8 million in its first private funding round
•  TWi Biotechnology selects Medidata's cloud-based platform to advance cutting-edge clinical development
•  Crown Bioscience expands partnership with The National Resource Center for Mutant Mice (NRCMM) on developing novel immuno-oncology mouse models
•  Potential new breathalyzer for lung cancer screening
•  First decoded Neobatrachia genome provides new insight for amphibian evolutionary research

FEATURES
•  Intertwining Agriculture and Nutrition
•  Looking into Nutrition
•  Food as Medicine
•  Agriculture's Challenge: To Make Insects the New Protein

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Looking at Diagnostics Differently

REVIEW
•  The Rise of the Mobile Lab: the Use of Smartphone Apps for Biomedical Research

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Helsinn Group signs exclusive agreement with Mundipharma for distribution and licensing of netupitant/palonosetron (NEPA) in Brazil
•  CrystalGenomics partners with Daewoong Pharmaceutical for Acelex commercialization in Korea
•  Roche acquires Signature Diagnostics to advance translational research for next generation sequencing (NGS) diagnostics
•  Boehringer Ingelheim renews global technology collaboration agreement with VTU Technology
•  Maverix wins $150,000 STTR Award by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for detection of RNA modifications
•  Rosetta Genomics receives first patent allowance in Japan
•  First-line oral treatment for multiple sclerosis approved in India
•  LKCMedicine scientist wins Young Investigator Award at 40th Lorne Conference

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