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Request feedback from dear members who voted about the quality of the new website

Dear members We are pleased to note that the members have expressed their candid opinion about the new website. Of the nineteen votes cast, three have rated it to be excellent, five as good and two as bad. The remaining nine are of the opinion that it can be improved. Certainly the site can be improved but for that Webmaster needs feedback on which he can work. We are also curious

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Biodivision Alexandria 2012 held successfully with a promise to help developing countries in linkingScience to Society

Biovision Alexandria 2012 was successfully held from 22nd to 25th April in Alexandria, Egypt. This year the theme of the conference was “New life sciences: linking science to society” . The conference was inaugurated by the Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Dr. Ismail Serageldin, followed by a session with illuminating talks from Nobel Laureates Richard Ernst, John Marie Leahn

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Cure of nonobese Type 1 Diabetes is in the offing

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) results from an autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing β cells. Currently, the only curative therapy for late-stage T1D is islet transplantation. Even under chronic immunosuppression the beneficial effect is temporary. Apart from a severe shortage of donor islets, there is chronic graft rejection. Recent researches have revealed that autoimmunity of induc

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Retinal implants may restore partial vision in visually impaired persons

In the May 19 ScienceNews, partial success in the restoration of vision is reported in experimental rats through retinal implants. This experiment successfully carried out in rats may in the future lead to partial sight restoration for some blind people. With the help of a video camera fitted on to a specialized pair of goggles, computer images will be formed and processed. Lasers i

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Heartiest Felicitations to Professor Dr. Kamal Chowdhury for the prestigious award

With profound pleasure and pride GNOBB wish to felicitate Professor Dr. Kamal Chowdhury for the two recent awards he has been honored with for the academic year 2011 – 2012. The two awards are:The James Hunter Award for Excellence in Teaching (Professor of the year) and the other Attorney William H and Annette B. Johnson Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Scientific Research (Re

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12th International Symposium on Biosafety on GMO

The 12th International Symposium on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms will be held 16-20 September, 2012 at the Millennium Hotel, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Bangladesh is expected to be represented by Dr. Imdadul Hoque, Country Director, SABP and Dr. Zeba I. Seraj at the Department of Biochemistry, DU, Professor Dr. Naiyyum Choudhury at BRAC University and Mr. Solaiman Haide

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3rd Congress of YoungBB held with grand Success in SUST

The third congress of Young Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (YoungBB) was held on Friday, the 23rd March, 2012 at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet. The theme of the Congress was, “Business Career and option”. The event was hosted by the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Department of the University along with YounggBB organizers. The spontaneous participat

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Heartiest Congratulations to Dr Firdousi Qadri on her being awarded Christophe Mérieux Prize

    The members of Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists offer their heartiest congratulations to Dr Firdausi Qadri, Director Vaccine Sciences at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) on her outstanding achievement in being rewarded Christophe Mérieux Prize. As a Bangladeshi we feel extremely proud and happy that this uni

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The First Nobel Laureate in Biology to Get the Unique Award from the Subcontinent Passes Away

Nobel Laureate H. G. Khorana Dr. H. Gobind Khorana, the Nobel Laureate died of natural causes in Concord, Massachusetts last month on November 9 at the age of 89. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley. For the first time he and his team succeeded in synthesizing a synthetic gene consisting of 77 nitrogenous

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Evidence Adduced for Lateral Gene transfer in Eukaryotes

A recent paper published in the March 6, ’12 issue of Current Biology by Christin et al. at the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Brown University, USA and seven other authors have adduced strong evidence of Lateral Gene Transfer (LGT) in eukaryotes. The researchers studied the ancestry of the two genes encoding enzymes, namely, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) and

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