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Bangladesh at the forthcoming DAAD-HEC sponsored International Summer school in Islamabad

Bangladesh at the forthcoming DAAD-HEC sponsored International Summer school in Islamabad

Dhaka the 2nd Nov, 2013. The Department of Biosciences, COMSATS (Commission on Science and Technology) Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Islamabad, Pakistan with the financial support of  the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Germany and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has organized the DAAD-HEC international summer school 

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The Genomic Mystery of Shigella sonnei Revealed

The Genomic Mystery of Shigella sonnei Revealed

Dhaka November 1, 2013. In an article entitled, ‘Tracking the establishment of local endemic populations of an emergent enteric pathogen’ published in October 22, 2013, issue of PNAS (Vol. 110 no.43: 17522-17527), the lead author Kathryn E. Holt with twenty nine other associates from twelve different research Institutes including The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK h

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Grasshopper mouse can ward off pain from a scorpion sting

Grasshopper mouse can ward off pain from a scorpion sting

Dhaka the 28th Oct., ’13. In a research article entitled, “Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel in Grasshopper Mice Defends Against Bark Scorpion Toxin,” published in the 25th October issue of Science (pp. 441-446), Ashlee H. Howe and her four associates at Neurobiology section affiliated at UT Austin and three other institutes have shown that grasshopp

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Bangladesh Has Bumper Harvest from Stress Tolerant Rice Varieties

Bangladesh Has Bumper Harvest from Stress Tolerant Rice Varieties

Dhaka, October 25, 2013. The entire country owes to BRRI rice breeders for evolving two  salt tolerant varieties of paddy, namely, 53 and 54 and two submergence tolerant  rice varieties, namely, 56 and 57 for areas where saline soil and frequent occurrence flood limit the production of this staple cereal. Also a good deal of credit goes to BINA rice breeders for

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Micropropagation of Stemona tuberosa Lour

Micropropagation of Stemona tuberosa Lour

23rd October, 2013. In an article entitled, “Micropropagation of Stemona tuberosa Lour. — an endangered and rare medicinal plant in the Eastern Ghats of India,” Murthy, K. Sri and associates, affiliated with the Dept of Botany and Biotechnology, Montessori Mahila Kalasala, Vijaywada, India and the Dept of Botany, Srikrishnadevaraya Univ., Ananta

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Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain

Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain

In an article titled, “Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain”, published in Science  on 18th October   2013: (Vol. 342), the lead author Maiken Nedergaard and 12 of his associates affiliated to the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Roche

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Bone Transplantation Center at Dhaka Medical College

Bone Transplantation Center at Dhaka Medical College

Dhaka the 21st October, 2013. The GNOBB Management has great pleasure in bringing to the attention of the expatriate members that from today, bone marrow transplantation program has commenced in the tenth floor at the New Building of  Dhaka Medical College (DMC) for the treatment of blood cancer. Dr. Bimalangshu Ranjan Dey MD, an expatriate Bangladeshi working in the

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Minutes of the Seminar on “Impact of R&D on National Development” jointly organized by CARES and BCSIR on October 8, 2013

Minutes of the Seminar on “Impact of R&D on National Development”  jointly organized by CARES and BCSIR on October 8, 2013

GNOBB owes to Mr. Manjoor Rahim, Director CARES for the minutes of the seminar  (organized jointly by BCSIR and CARES). Inadvertently, the name of Professor Zeba  Seraj was attributed instead. GNOBB offers an unqualified apology for the mistake. Dhaka the 20th October, 2013. A Seminar with the theme “Impact of R&D on National Development&rd

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The world food prize is known as the Nobel prize for food and agriculture

The world food prize is known as the Nobel prize for food and agriculture

Dhaka 20th October, 2013.  This year, three researchers who played a prominent role in developing genetically modified crops, namely, Mary-Dell Chilton of Syngenta, Robert T. Fraley of Monsanto and Marc Van Montagu of University of Ghent in Belgium were awarded the World Food Prize on 17thOctober at the Iowa Capitol in the USA. Their findings were focused on

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Our hats off to BINA scientists from leading the country towards Food Autarky

Our hats off to BINA scientists from leading the country towards Food Autarky

Dhaka 15th October, 2013. GNOBB offer their heartiest felicitations to BINA (Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture) scientists for taking Bangladesh a step forward towards mitigating  its food deficit. It has been a great achievement of the part of BINA agricultural scientists to release BINA Dhan-7 a few years back. BINA Dhan-7  is an early va

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