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New website launched to cope with organ donation shortages in China

The China Organ Donation Administrative Center has officially launched a new website to provide information on organ donation and allow individuals to register as donors. The website will be linked to local administrative offices as well as...

Revised regulation to strengthen supervision of medical equipment

The Chinese government has unveiled a revised regulation on the supervision of medical equipment in a bid to enhance its safety and effectiveness and safeguard public health. The Regulation on the Supervision and Administration of Medical ...

Berry Genomic’s “Non-invasive” Down Syndrome Prenatal test Illegal in China?

China’s most recent “2013 Clinical Testing Standards Manual”《医疗机构临床实验室管理办法》 covering clinical hospital tests neglects to mention the popular noninvasive prenatal test diagnosing Down Syndrome ...

New Regulation on the Procurement and Distribution of Donated Human Organs

A new Chinese regulations mandates that donor organs must be distributed automatically through a national system, in order to minimize human intervention and to ensure fairness and transparency. China has the world’s second-largest d...

New genetic factors behind severe childhood epilepsy identified

Researchers have identified 25 new mutations on six key genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy, according to a large-scale international study largely funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The study, part of a ...

Peking University Third Hospital announces printed bones

In China, Peking University Third Hospital recently announced its orthopedics department had produced a new type of orthopedic implants using a 3-D printer. The implants have produced good results during clinical trials. “We started ...

165 Chinese hospitals licensed for organ transplants

A total of 165 hospitals across China have been allowed to conduct human organ transplants. These hospitals span the country’s 31 provincial-level regions, with 20 from Beijing taking up the biggest share, according to the National H...

Carbon ion radiotherapy “safe and effective” for spinal tumors

A specific radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT) can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with inoperable spinal tumors, according to a study published online Monday in the U.S. journal CANCER. Researcher...