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Entrusted with research funds

IF achievement for a businessman means making millions of dollars, achievement for Dr Michael Chew, science programme officer at Wellcome Trust in Britain, is the opposite - he spends millions.

Biomed boom time for the economy

A BOLD move into the biomedical sciences industry five years ago is paying off handsomely, with several of the world's top scientists and pharmaceutical firms setting up base here.

Cancer research takes a step forward

LABORATORY tests conducted by Universiti Putra Malaysia's (UPM) Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty have shown that a locally developed herbal extract exhibits anti-breast cancer properties.

Ex-beauty queen among nominated MPs

A completely new line-up of nine nominated MPs will be appointed in January to replace the current batch, including the four who were seeking another term in Parliament.

Potential oral cholera vaccine developed by USM

A Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) team has developed strains of self-terminating mutant bacteria with the potential to be used as oral cholera vaccine.

Pantai Holdings expanding healthcare operations abroad

Pantai Holdings Bhd is looking to expand its healthcare operations abroad, especially in West Asia, India and Sri Lanka by next year, said chairman Datuk Dr Ridzwan Bakar.

Amway co-founder Jay Van Andel dies at age 80

AMWAY (M) Holdings Bhd said Jay Van Andel, co-founder of its parent company Amway Corp, passed away last Tuesday at the age of 80 in his home in Ada, Michigan.

Use of biomedical informatics technology hailed

The Government welcomes the use of biomedical informatics technology - which employs supercomputers to process huge amounts of medical data - as it can help save lives.

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Keen interest in research

UNKNOWN to many, biomedical scientists are an integral component of modern healthcare services. In fact, any tests done or samples taken from patients would most likely have been studied by biomedical scientists who then work with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.