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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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Barley Genome: New prospect for an old crop

Barley Genome: New prospect for an old crop

The International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium (IBSC), consisting of scientists from 22 organizations around the globe, has sequenced the barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) genome of 5.3 billion bases which is almost twice the size of that of humans (3.2 billion bases). However, determination of the sequences of its DNA has presented a major challenge. This

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Endangered orchid species, Oreochis coreans in Jeju island need to be conserved

Endangered orchid species, Oreochis coreans in Jeju island need to be conserved

In an article entitled, “Genetic Diversity in the Common Terrestrial Orchid Oreorchis patens and Its Rare Congener Oreorchis coreana: Inference of Species Evolutionary History and Implications for Conservation” published in the May issue of the Journal of Heredity [103(5):692-702], Mi Yoon Chung and six other investigators  observed that &nb

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Biolife – a newsletter from ACI, Dhaka is in circulation

Biolife – a newsletter from ACI, Dhaka is in circulation

ACI  has been  publishing a Newsletter entitled Biolife from  early part of the current year. The Agrobusiness-Coordination Officer  of the Company has forwarded a copy of the 5th issue of the Newsletter for circulation. There are some articles in the current No. relevant to biotechnological issues such as biofuel source from some indigenous grass

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Molecular Techniques to separate male from female plants of pointed gourd

Molecular Techniques to separate male from female plants of pointed gourd

In an article entitled, “RAPD markers for identification of sex in pointed gourd (Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.)” published in the April issue of the Indian J. Biotech, Kumar Sanjeev, BD Singh and DP Sinha employed decamer markers to distinguish male and female pointed gourd (locally known as ‘potol’). They observed that male individuals  are character

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Greetings for Durga Puja and Eid ul Azha

Greetings for Durga Puja and Eid ul Azha

  GNOBB would like to wish its members and well wishers a very prosperous Puja and Eid. May the holy rituals bring happiness and peace in our life.

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Seminars by two celebrated scientists from National Institute of Plant Genomic Research

Seminars by two celebrated scientists from National Institute of Plant Genomic Research

 Dr. Subhra Chakraborty Dhaka 21 October 2012. Two senior scientists from the National Institute of Plant Genomic Research, New Delhi India visited the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dhaka University and each gave a seminar lecture there. They are Dr. Niranjan Chakraborty and his wife Dr. Subhra Chakraborty. While Dr. Niranjan spoke on,

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New hope in the control of type 2 diabetes

New hope in the control of type 2 diabetes

In an article entitle, “Targeting VEGF-B as a novel treatment for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes” published in Nature (490:426-4300 on 18th October, 2012, the results of the investigation by 15 authors headed by Ulf Eriksson reveal that the type 2 diabetes is caused by the excess lipid deposition in peripheral tissues impairing  insulin s

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Innovative way discovery of new drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis

Innovative way discovery of new drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis

 Mycobacterium tuberculosis  known as ‘Captain of death’, a  pathogenic bacterium    is responsible for the death of 2 million people death each year.  and Multi-drug resistance characteristics  of this strain is the major cause of this devastating condition. In an article entitled “Identification of anti-tuberculosis ag

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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

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