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Oxford theke chithi by Mustak about recent inferno

Oxford theke chithi by Mustak about recent inferno

To our great joy, Mustak has been entertaining us for over a month with his thoughtful well written letter from Oxford. This letter which is fourth in the series should awaken us from our callousness about the great danger of fire that threatens us with the loss of innocent lives. Those who read the account of the recent great inferno which took away precious 111 lives have noted th

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Testing the fidelity of Plantlet regenarants in Jatropha curcas L

Testing the fidelity of Plantlet regenarants in Jatropha curcas L

In an article, Plantlet regeneration in Jatropha curcas L. and evaluation of genetic fidelity through RAPD markers published in the July issue of Indian J. Biotechnology (280-287), SB Maharana  and his four associates found that nodal explants of J. curcas were the best and that higher shoot bud formation took place in MS medium fortified

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Analysis of the bread wheat genome, Triticum aestivum

Analysis of the bread wheat genome, Triticum aestivum

In an article, “Analysis of the bread wheat genome using whole-genome shotgun sequencing”,   published  29 Nov. ’12 in Nature  491: 705-710, twenty-nine scientists affiliated to ten leading institutions of the UK, the USA and Germany  under the guidance of Michael  W. Bevan assembled gene sequences of  hexaploid bre

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BAPTC&B Annual Conference at SUST, Sylhet

BAPTC&B Annual Conference at SUST, Sylhet

The Annual conference of the Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture  (BAPTC&B) will be held 30th November  Logo Shah Jalal Univ. S&T and first of December, ’12 in Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology. Two-hundred fifty delegates from all over Bangladesh including 200 local scientists are expected to attend the conference an

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Shrimp cultivation in BD, the problem and its possible solution

Shrimp cultivation in BD, the problem and its possible solution

 Prof. MonjurDr. Md. Manjurul Karim Realizing that the imported probiotics (Probiotics are microorganisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health) may not work in Bangladesh environment, Prof. Dr. Karim at the Dept. of Microbiology, Dhaka University embarked on an ambitious project of  collecting and identifying local probiotics flora and test

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Rice varieties released by BINA are benefiting Farmers in the coastal regions

Rice varieties released by BINA are benefiting Farmers in the coastal regions

Since its establishment in 1961, BINA (Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture) BINA already developed and released 56 mutant varieties of different crops. Although initially its mandate was to develop varieties using nuclear techniques only (using radiation to generate mutants), now the scope of their objective has been widened to include both conventional and molecul

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Application of optogenetics to control habitual behavior

Application of optogenetics to control habitual behavior

In an article entitled, “Reversible online control of habitual behavior by optogenetics perturbation of medial prefrontal cortex”, published in November 13, 2012, issue of PNAS 109:46; 18932–18937, the lead author Kyle S. Smith with three other associates from two research groups  (McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Dept of Brain and Cognitive

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Three exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak bin Ayub

Three exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak bin Ayub

I feel very happy to share three  exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak  bin Ayub, who is now on study leave from the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Dhaka University to pursue his Ph.D. study at Oxford University. He has been writing regularly for AmarDesh weekly. The first dispatch was published on the 31st October, the second and third on the 10th and

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ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis

ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis

In an article entitled, “An ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis in the red hair/fair skin background”, published on the 15th Nov. 491:449–453, Devarati Mitra and 19 of her associates affiliated mainly to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, began the

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Two International conferences on Functional and Molecular Biology in the last week of November, 25-29

Two International conferences on Functional and Molecular Biology in the last week of November, 25-29

There will be two International conferences of Biochemical and Molecular Biologists towards the end of November, 25-29.  The Congress to be held in Bangkok is being organized by the Federation of Asia and Oceania of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB)  and  the Symposium by the International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 10

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

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