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Two-day National Conference on Biotechnology in Kathmandu

Two-day National Conference on Biotechnology in Kathmandu

27th November, ’14.   The Nepal Biotechnology Association organized a two-day National Conference on Biotechnology along with its Annual General Meeting on November 22-23, 2014 in Kathmandu. The theme of the conference was Plant Biotechnology for Economic Development. The main objective of the conference is to apply biotechnology for rapid development of agricultural crop

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A paper by a GNOBB member Dr. A. H. Kabir et al. in the journal, “Environmental and Experimental Botany”

A paper by a GNOBB member Dr. A. H. Kabir et al. in the journal, “Environmental and Experimental Botany”

27th November, ’14. GNOBB always feel exceedingly happy when any of its members publishes his/her research results in a peer-reviewed paper journal with a good impact factor. We are pleased to report that one of its members, Ahmad H. Kabir along with three of his associates at Rajshahi University has published a paper entitled, ‘Mechanisms associated with differenti

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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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GNOBB wishes all its well wishers and readers a heartiest greetings for Eid-ul-fitr. May this special day brings peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak! Read More

Combating viruses with RACK1: Congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah

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GNOBB would like to express its heartiest congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah for his recent publication on identification of functional inhibitor compounds of scaffold protein RACK1 that could inhibit the Herpe Read More

Drs. ABMM Khademul Islam and Munawar Sultana received Samson H Chowdhury Memorial Award for outstanding research

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