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Genomics: The single life

Genomics: The single life

In an article published on the 31st October issue of Nature, Brian Owens a science reporter emphasizes on the importance of carrying out cancer research with single cells  in order to observe the type of mutations that occur in individual cells and how such mutations lead to the malignant type of cancerous growth. The results of the research team on cancer c

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New Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

New Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Professor Haseena Khan has taken over as the new Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dhaka University. She is is a Ph.D in Molecular Biology from  University of Sussex,  England.  She has succeeded Prof. Dr. Dr. K. B. M. Mamun Rashid. She is a well-known research scholar who initiated Jute Genome  Prof. Haseena Khan Project i

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A new class of molecules that can relieve pain as effectively as morphinewithout any toxic side effects

A new class of molecules that can relieve pain as effectively as morphinewithout any toxic side effects

In a recent article entitled, “Black mamba venom peptides target acid-sensing ion channels to abolish pain” published online in Nature  on October 3, 2012(Nature 490,552–555, doi:10.1038/nature11494) Sylvie Diochot and her associates  report of   isolating  a new class of peptide from the extremely poisonous African

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In vitro flowering and seed formation in lentil

In vitro flowering and seed formation in lentil

In  an article, “In vitro flowering and seed formation in lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.)”  published in the October  issue, 2012 of In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology,  the authors, RH Sarker, Subrata Das and MI Hoque  at Botany Dept., DU have described a novel technique by which they succeeded in obtaining via

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TALENs – A Novel Method to induce targeted somatic mutagenesis with 96% accuracy

TALENs – A Novel Method to induce targeted somatic mutagenesis with 96% accuracy

In a PNAS article, “Efficient targeted gene disruption in Xenopus embryos using engineered transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs)”  published on 24th October, ’12, Ignor B. Dawid at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD and nine  associates affiliated to various universities of Hong Kong, have described an ap

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Gender differences in accepting GM Food to solve food deficit and nutritional requirements

Gender differences in accepting GM Food to solve food deficit and nutritional requirements

In a review article entitled, “Attitude and purchasing decisions regarding genetically modified foods based on gender and education” published in vol. 12 of the Int. J. of Biotechnology pp.50 – 65, Amir Heiman and three of his associates working in the different departments of  Hebrew University including one  at the Department of Agricultural a

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Identification of genomic regions involved in resistance against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum from wild Brassica oleracea.

Identification of genomic regions involved in resistance against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum from wild Brassica oleracea.

In a recent article entitled, “Identification of genomic regions involved in resistance against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum from wild Brassica oleracea” published on 25th October in Theoretical and Applied Genetics,  Jiaqin Mei and ten associates  (majority affiliated to College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, Southwest Unive

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Climate variations on a global scale do not affect flowering and of maturity date in three Prunus species

Climate variations on a global scale do not affect flowering and of maturity date in three Prunus species

In an article entitled, “Comparison of the genetic determinism of two key phenological traits, flowering and maturity dates, in three Prunus species: peach, apricot and sweet cherry” published online 25 July in Heredity,  E Dirlewanger and his eleven associates affiliated to multiple Universities in France, Italy and Spain studied the p

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Complex brain evolved much earlier than previously thought

Complex brain evolved much earlier than previously thought

A recent publication in Nature settled a long-standing scientific argument about the evolution of insects. These findings also gave an insight look in the formation of complex brain structure over 520 million years ago. All these started when scientists found a 520-million-year-old external skeleton of Fuxianhuia protensa, an extinct type of  A fossil arthropo

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Loss of Salt Marsh Bodies due to Constant Enrichment of Nutrients (Eutrophication)

Loss of Salt Marsh Bodies due to Constant Enrichment of Nutrients (Eutrophication)

In an article entitled, “Coastal Eutrophication   as a Driver of Salt Marsh Loss” published in the 17th October issue of Nature,  Linda A. Deegan and six coworkers  each from a USA-based university have come to the conclusion  from a nine-year whole-ecosystem  study that nutrient enrichment (particularly of phosphate

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