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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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Dr. Md. Ariful Islam’s Brilliant Achievement as a Ph.D. Student in South Korea

Dr. Md. Ariful Islam’s Brilliant Achievement as a Ph.D. Student in South Korea

GNOBB extends heartiest congratulations to Dr. Mohammad Ariful Islam for his extraordinary research achievements in Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea. In December ’12, he completed his PhD having received THE BEST RESEARCH AWARD for 2012 by Brain Korea 21. Brain Korea 21 is a special project that picks up best research worker from participating universities in recog

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De novo Germline Mutation and Autism: A Global View of Mutability on Human Diseases

De novo Germline Mutation and Autism: A Global View of Mutability on Human Diseases

In an article entitled, “Whole-Genome Sequencing in Autism Identifies Hot Spots for De Novo Germline Mutation,” published on 21st Dec 2012 issue of Cell (151:1431–1442), the lead author Jacob J. Michaelson with twenty-seven other associates from thirteen research groups have reported the results of their latest investigation on de nov

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Science is in her blood: The GCP blog post about Dr. Zeba I. Seraj

Science is in her blood: The GCP blog post about Dr. Zeba I. Seraj

In their blog site on December 21st, 2012, GCP (Generation Challenge Program) has focused Dr. Zeba Islam Seraj, Professor, BMB-DU for her brilliant work in crop breeding involving molecular genetics. GCP was created by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in 2003 with the mission to use genetic diversity and advanced plant sciences to improve cr

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The Annual Conference of BSBMB at Chittagong was a great success.

The Annual Conference of BSBMB at Chittagong was a great success.

The two-day 2013 Annual Conference of the Bangladesh Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   hosted by Chittagong University was a great success participated by biochemists from all over Bangladesh. There were three plenary sessions addressed by internationally known  personalities, Dr. Firdausi Quadri from ICDDR,B,  Prof.  Dr. Abul Mondal from School of Life Sciences,

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An Interesting letter from Mustak at Oxford

An Interesting letter from Mustak at Oxford

The prolific writer, Mustak bin Ayub is here again with his interesting and amusing letter bringing out the cultural differences between the East and the West. Unlike in Dhaka, in the West people do not greet their friends, professors with bouquets of flowers. If your acquaintances see you with a bouquet of flowers in your hand, they take it for granted that you are going to meet yo

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Food for thought as we cross over to the Year 2013

Food for thought as we cross over to the Year 2013

Most of the GNOBB members are robust Internet surfer. However among us there may be some who may not have had an opportunity to view some of the exciting developments that have revolutionized the field of biotechnology in general and cancer research in particular. GNOBB member, Prof. Zeba Seraj has provided the following link which will immediately take to an innovative world of las

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The genome of Prunus mume unraveled improving the quality of genomic research

The genome of Prunus mume unraveled improving the quality of genomic research

In an article entitled, “The genome of Prunus mume”, Published 27 Dec 2012, issue of Nature Communications 3:1318 Pp 1–8, the lead author Qixiang Zhang with thirty one other associates from five research groups have concluded the first genomic sequence of Prunus mume, known as Chinese plum. The researchers sequenced the genome of P. mume (a

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Wish you all the members and well wishers a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Wish you all the members and well wishers a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Dhaka,  December 29, ‘12. On behalf of GNOBB and on my own behalf we wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. May the coming year 2013 bring more and more laurels to you and fulfill all your cherished desire in the academic and personal life. To old and new members, we wish to tell how much we depend on you for all round success of this web based organization whi

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Eid-ul-fitr Mubarak

Eid-ul-fitr Mubarak...

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

Combating viruses with RACK1: Congr...

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

Drs. ABMM Khademul Islam and Munawa...

Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd - a Leading pharmaceutical industry of the country started Samson H Chowdhury Memorial Award to recognize two young scientists of the country in each alternate year since 2013 for their Read More