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

Sequence comparison of SARS-CoV-2 g...

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

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

Dr. Haseena Khan received the Independence Award 2019

Dr. Haseena Khan received the Indep...

Dr. Haseena Khan, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has been awarded the Independence award 2019 by the Honorable Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the award giving ceremony at Bangabandhu Read More