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Dr. Firdausi Qadri appointed as a Panel member in UNO’s new committee to assess the scope and functions of its proposed new ‘Technology Bank’

Dr. Firdausi Qadri appointed as a Panel member in UNO’s new committee to assess the scope and functions of its proposed new ‘Technology Bank’

Dhaka 27tth November, ’14.  On behalf of GNOBB and on my own behalf  we congratulate Dr. Firdausi Qadri heartily and felicitate her warmly  on her being appointed as one of the members in the Panel of the United Nations  to assess the scope and functions of its proposed new ‘Technology Bank’.  According to a statement by UN Secretary G

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Good viruses defend gut when bacteria are wiped out

Good viruses defend gut when bacteria are wiped out

Dhaka 25, ’14. In a short article by Helen Thomson, published on the 19 November issue of Nature the authors have shown that in the absence of good bacteria in the gut, some taxa of virus take their place in order to fight the disease leading to the recovery of the patient from said illness. The news is exciting because so long the notion was that viruses cause dise

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Feasibility of Establishing a Research-led Drug Discovery and Development Network in Bangladesh based on the indigenous Biota

Feasibility of Establishing a Research-led Drug Discovery and Development Network in Bangladesh based on the indigenous Biota

November 16, ’14. Professor Ahmed A. Azad a popular name in the GNOBB Circle has requested me to post the following. This is about the Feasibility of Establishing a Research-led Drug Discovery and Development Network in Bangladesh based on the indigenous Biota. If you want to read the entire proposal please click here. Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am writing to seek

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Dr. Akhter Hossain has joined GNOBB

Dr. Akhter Hossain has joined GNOBB

Dhaka 4th October, ’14. On behalf of GNOBB and me, I heartily welcome Dr. Akhter Hossain  as a member of GNOBB. We sincerely believe that his valuable contributions will enrich the  website. We do hope that Dr. Hossain  may find it possible to participate on the 10th Anniversary celebration to be held on the 9th of January 2015.

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Let’s get our heads together – Ahmed A Azad

Let’s get our heads together – Ahmed A Azad

Professor Ahmed A. Azad – a very popular name in the GNOBB circle has published an interesting article entitled, “Let’s get our heads together,” in the 22nd October issue of the Dhaka Tribune. Please read the first few paragraphs and if you are interested in the whole article, click the  word  more GNOBB will very much appreciate if the

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15th IUBMB-24th FAOBMB-TSBMB Conference

15th IUBMB-24th FAOBMB-TSBMB Conference

30th October, ’14. Professor Haseena Khan (in the photograph second from left in the middle row), Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dhaka University, attended the recently concluded FAOBMB (The Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Council meeting as a delegate of the Bangladesh Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biol

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Oldest-known human genome sequenced

Oldest-known human genome sequenced

In an article entitled, “Oldest-known human genome sequenced,”  published  by Ewen Callaway on the 22nd October issue of Nature, the results of DNA sequencing in a group of modern humans that roamed across Asia about 45,000 years were reported.” According to this report the bone contained well-preserved DNA, and they sequenced its genome to the

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Gene therapy brings new hope for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I patients

Gene therapy brings new hope for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I patients

Dhaka the 24th October, 2014. Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS I) is a genetic diseases resulting from insufficiency of a lysosomal enzyme, α-L-iduronidase (IDUA). This enzyme plays an important role in the breakdown of glycoseaminoglycan (GAG).  The absence or reduced activity of this enzyme leads to accumulation of heparan sulfate and dermatan sulfate in different tiss

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Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Md. Shamsul Alam for winning

Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Md. Shamsul Alam for winning

 Fellowship award by NIH GNOBB feel very proud at the achievement of Dr. Muhammad Shamsul Alam.   Dr. Alam has developed a peptide which inhibits pancreatic cancer progression. GNOBB wish to congratulate him from the core of their heart for his outstanding work.  The drug is patented from NCI already.  At the moment, the circulation of this news is limited onl

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RAPD-SCAR: Simple molecular technique for the genetic characterization, identification and authentication of organisms

RAPD-SCAR: Simple molecular technique for the genetic characterization, identification and authentication of organisms

Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis is a popular and widely recognized molecular marker technique. RAPD is characterized by fewer requirements on template DNA, without any hazardous contamination, and at the same time it is also inexpensive. But there are some disadvantages, like poor reproducibility and low production. By prolonging the RAMP time from annealing to exte

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Professor Dr. Zeba I. Seraj has been honored by Anannya annual award for being one of country’s top ten influential women in 2016

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