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The discovery of a soybean cyst nematode resistance gene may save the soybean industry from billion dollars of loss

The discovery of a soybean cyst nematode resistance gene may save the soybean industry from billion dollars of loss

In an article, “A soybean cyst nematode resistance gene points to a new mechanism of plant resistance to pathogens,” published on the 13th December issue of Nature (Nature: 492, 256–260, Shiming Liu and 16 of his associates affiliated to five universities in the USA, report of a resistant gene at the Rhg4 (for resistance to a nematode,

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Annual BSBMB Conference on 12-13th January in Chittagong University

Annual BSBMB Conference on 12-13th January in Chittagong University

It’s with a good deal of pleasure that GNOBB announce that the next Annual Conference of the Bangladesh Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference will be held in Chittagong University 12-13 January, 2013 in the picturesque and historic city of Chittagong. According to the information that reached the GNOBB office a little while ago, the conference will meet in the followin

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Gene duplication as a mechanism of genomic adaptation

Gene duplication as a mechanism of genomic adaptation

In a recent article entitled, “Gene duplication as a mechanism of genomic adaptation to a changing environment” published online in Oct. 12 issue of PNAS, Fyodor A. Kondrashov at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) describes the results of an extensive study on the evolutionary theory  on the maintenance of redundant copies of a gene in a genome  over

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Keynote speech delivered by Prof.Rakha Hari Sarker at BAPTC&B Conference at SUST

Keynote speech delivered by Prof.Rakha Hari Sarker at BAPTC&B Conference at SUST

The keynote speech on “Application of Biotechnology in  Achieving Food Security in Bangladesh was delivered by Prof. Rakha Hari Sarker, Vice President of the Orgnization at Annual Conference of BAPTC&B  held at Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet is now available in PPT format. In order to read the address, please click here.

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Conference on Biosafety & Biosecurity in Developing Countries: Intl. Conf. December 6-8, 2012

Conference on Biosafety & Biosecurity in Developing Countries: Intl. Conf. December 6-8, 2012

The first  International Conference in Bangladesh on “Biosafety & Biosecurity in Developing Countries” and the Pre-conference Workshop, was  organized by Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Association. The number of  organizations who participated in it were:  Bangladesh Live Research Institute, Institute of Epidemiology,  Disease

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Seminar on New opportunities in Rice Genetics at BRAC University

Seminar on New opportunities in Rice Genetics at BRAC University

A seminar on novel prospects of rice genetics was held on 5thDecember 2012 at BRAC University. The speakers were: Dr. Ming Luo, Senior Scientist at CSIRO plant industry, Canberra, Australia and a pioneer in this fast developing area in genetics, Dr. Abed Chaudhury, a scientist in the area of Plant reproductive Biology and imprinting, and  an Adjunct Professor at BRAC Unive

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BD Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference 2012

BD Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference 2012

As announced earlier the Bangladesh Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference 2012 was held November 30  through  December 1, 2012 at the Conference Hall, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Sylhet. The conference was jointly organized by Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B), University of Dhaka, S

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A fertile intergeneric Raphano-Brassica hybrid

A fertile intergeneric Raphano-Brassica hybrid

In an article entitled, “Genetic analysis of hybrid seed formation ability of Brassica rapa in intergeneric crossings with Raphanus sativus,” published in the December issue of Theoretical And Applied Genetics, Nishio and four other authors, have presented the results of the crosses, Raphanus sativus x  Brassica rapa (=rape).

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Drug Resistance mechanism identified: New Hope for Improved Cancer Treatment

Drug Resistance mechanism identified: New Hope for Improved Cancer Treatment

In an article entitled, “MED12 Controls the Response to Multiple Cancer Drugs through Regulation of TGF-b Receptor Signaling”, published in November 21, 2012, issue of Cell 151: 937–950, the lead author Sidong Huang with twenty other associates from nine research groups have identified a key gene that determines resistance to a range of cancer drugs &

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BP Criminal Case Generates Record Payout for Science and Restoration

BP Criminal Case Generates Record Payout for Science and Restoration

In a report, BP formerly known as (The British Petroleum) Criminal Case Generates Record Payout for Science and Restoration published on the 30th November, Science, David Malakoff, a well-known science writer apprises the readers that Petroleum giant BP (formerly known as British Petroleum) has at last agreed to pay  a record sum of  $4 billion to settle cri

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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

Sequence comparison of SARS-CoV-2 genome from the Bangladeshi patient revealed two new mutations in the genome

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The deposition of first SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing results of a Bangladeshi patient by Dr. Senjuti Shaha, Dr. Samir Kumar Shaha along with their team from Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) opened a new do 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