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DNA-based storage scheme could be scaled far beyond current worldwide information volumes.

DNA-based storage scheme could be scaled far beyond current worldwide information volumes.

In an  article  entitled, “Towards practical, high-capacity, low-maintenance information storage in synthesized DNA,”  published online 23rdJanuary issue of Nature,  Nick Goldman and six of his associates affiliated to European Bioinformatics Institute, UK  and Agilent Technologies, Genomics– LSSU, USA hav

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A Novel Technology to Prevent Mitochondrial Disorders

A Novel Technology to Prevent Mitochondrial Disorders

In an article entitled, “Nuclear genome transfer in human oocytes eliminates mitochondrial DNA variants,” published on 31st January 2013 issue of Nature (493:634–639), the lead author Daniel Paull with thirteen other associates affiliated to six research groups have announced the success of a new technique to transfer the nucleus of one human eg

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SIRT3 Reverses Aging-Associated Degeneration

SIRT3 Reverses Aging-Associated Degeneration

In an article entitled, “SIRT3 Reverses Aging-Associated Degeneration” published online on 31st January, 2013 in the journal Cell Reports (DOI:10.1016/j.celrep.2013.01.005), Katharine Brown and eight other associates from the University of California, Berkeley report of a major advance in  understanding  the molecular mechanisms behind aging while providin

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Natural Rubber Genome unraveled by the global scientists masterminded by Professor Maqsudul Alam

Natural Rubber Genome unraveled by the global scientists masterminded by Professor Maqsudul Alam

With a good deal of pleasure, GNOBB members would like to congratulate heartily Professor Maqsudul Alam and his team of 28 scientists spanning over the globe for reporting the Draft genome sequence  of natural rubber, Hevea brasiliensis. They have reported their results inthe most recent issue of  BMC Genomics, 2013, 14:75. H. brasiliensis  is the

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The Earth Champions Program (ECP) by the Youth of the country

The Earth Champions Program (ECP) by the Youth of the country

Again this is not strictly a biotechnology related posting. This is meant to keep the members informed that it is very heartening to know that the younger generation of our country is very conscious about our environment and they are working hard to create better Bangladesh. The posting is about the ‘Closing and Award Giving Ceremony of the Earth Champions Program (ECP) 2011 a

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A recent article of interest in ‘The Economist’ advocating more funding for research in Islamic countries funding to promote research in Islamic countries

A recent article of interest in ‘The Economist’ advocating more funding for research in Islamic countries funding to promote research in Islamic countries

The article, entitled, “Islam and Science: The Road to renewal” published on January 26th issue of The Economist is not strictly related to biotechnology and yet I thought that GNOBB members may like to read it with a good deal of interest as it addresses some fundamental issues confronting the Muslim countries. However, the situation is not as dismal as it may appe

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The Arabidopsis NPR1 Protein is a Receptor for the Plant Defense Hormone Salicylic Acid

The Arabidopsis NPR1 Protein is a Receptor for the Plant Defense Hormone Salicylic Acid

 In the most recent issue of  Cell Reports, Yue Wu and  seven other associates at the Dept. of Biological Sciences, Brock University  Ontario, Canada have described salicylic acid (SA) as an essential hormone in plant immunity. Little is hitherto known about the receptor of this essential hormone. The authors have  demonstrated that NPR1 (Natr

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The Role of the eif4ebp2 gene in the regulation of autism symptoms

The Role of the eif4ebp2 gene in the regulation of autism symptoms

In an article entitled, “Autism-related deficits via dysregulated eIF4E-dependent translational control published on the 17thJan.’13 issue of Nature (493:371-377),  Cristos G. Gkogkas and 15 other associates suggest that  hyperconnectivity of neuronal circuits owe to increased synaptic protein synthesis causes autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). &n

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Reprogramming of nerve cells into stem cells disseminates Leprosy

Reprogramming of nerve cells into stem cells disseminates Leprosy

In an article entitled, “Reprogramming Adult Schwann Cells () to Stem Cell-like Cells by Leprosy Bacilli Promotes Dissemination of Infection,” published on 17th January 2013 issue of Cell (152:51–67), the lead author Toshihiro Masaki with four other associates from four research groups have  reported  that the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae

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FDA-Approved Recombinant DNA-based Technology Flu Vaccine more Effective than those currently available

FDA-Approved Recombinant DNA-based Technology Flu Vaccine more Effective than those currently available

In the weekly science magazine Nature a piece of breakthrough news has been published in its 18th Jan,  2013 issue that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) has approved a new seasonal influenza vaccine through the use of novel DNA recombinant technology.  The trivalent vaccine named Flublok  has been made for the prevention of seasonal inf

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