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Heartiest Congratulations to Samsad Razzaque

Heartiest Congratulations to Samsad Razzaque

This is the second time that within a short span of time Lambert Academy Publishing has published  two books written by our graduate students, Aubhishek Zaman at the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology  and Samsad Razzaque at the the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DU. GNOBB already congratulated Aubhishek  for authoring the book

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 on G-protein-coupled receptors

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 on G-protein-coupled receptors

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2012 to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka for their studies on G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR). The molecules (GPCRs) are embedded in the membrane of cells and cause significant chemical cascades when a target molecule attaches to them. That target could be anything from a hormone such as ad

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Mature animal cells reprogrammed to become pluripotent stem cells

Mature animal cells reprogrammed to become pluripotent stem cells

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for demonstrating the potential of a mature cell to be reprogrammed to become pluripotent stem cells. It may be mentioned here that it’s a different story with plants. Through manipulation of the proportion of kinetin and auxin, m

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Vitamin D may assist in quick recovery of TB patients

Vitamin D may assist in quick recovery of TB patients

In an article entitled, “Vitamin D accelerates resolution of inflammatory responses during tuberculosis treatment”, published in September 18, 2012, issue of PNAS 109:39; 15449–15454, the lead author Anna K. Coussens with twenty one other associates from thirteen research groups investigated the effects of vitamin D on the immune responses of patients receiving tre

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Prof. Haseena Khan spends her sabbatical leave at South Asian University, New Delhi

Prof. Haseena Khan spends her sabbatical leave at South Asian University, New Delhi

Prof. Haseena Khan at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dhaka University has been offered a visiting Professorship for one year extendable by another year at the Department of life Science and Biotechnology  at South Asian University located in New Delhi.  Prof. Haseena Khan During this time she will be on sabbatical leave from Dhak

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A new journal, “Microbes and Health” has just been launched

A new journal, “Microbes and Health” has just been launched

GNOBB feel it a privilege to announce the launching of a new  half-yearly journal entitled, “Microbes and Health”.  The journal is the official organ of the Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Microbiology and Public Health (BSVMPH). The No# 1 of vol. 1 was published in June in the current year and the second issue is due at the end of the year. It has

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Intensive rice genomic study unravels the origin of the two rice subspecies

Intensive rice genomic study unravels the origin of the two rice subspecies

Thirty-four rice geneticists under the guidance Bin Han at the Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and other Research Institutes  including one in Japan published a research article entitled, “A map of rice genomic variation reveals the origin of cultivated rice,” in the 3rd October online issue of Nature. This publication

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Blockage of EGFR signaling may lead to reversing Alzheimer’s-Like Memory Loss

Blockage of EGFR signaling may lead to reversing Alzheimer’s-Like Memory Loss

In an article entitled, “Epidermal growth factor receptor” (EGFR)  is a preferred target for treating amyloid-β–induced memory loss”, published online in September 27, 2012, issue of PNAS 1-6, the lead author Lei Wang with eight other associates from seven research groups suggested that a class of presently used anti-cancer drugs as well

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Five newly released BRRI Dhan

Five newly released BRRI Dhan

On the occasion of the 43rd birth day of BRRI (formerly EPRRI ), Dr Mohammad Abdul Mannan, the DG of disclosed the Institute granted an interview to a correspondent of Prothom Alo  In that interview the DG disclosed that BRRI released recently five varieties, the latest being BRRI 58 which was marketed in 2012. The details of the five recent varieties are as follows: BRRI dhan5

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Low cost Table top sequencer: An innovative technology for rapid Genome sequencing

Low cost Table top sequencer: An innovative technology for rapid Genome sequencing

DNA sequencing has had a profound impact on life science research and medicine. The reductions in cost and time for generating DNA sequencing are expected to lead to a new era of personalized medicine opening new approaches for treating cancers and other serious diseases. Molecular biologists believe that the cost of sequencing will further drop at an exponential rate consisten

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

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1st outreach program of GNOBB in association with BAPTC&B had been held successfully in Udayan Uchcha Madhyamik Bidyalaya, Dhaka.

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Professor Dr. Zeba I. Seraj has been honored by Anannya annual award for being one of country’s top ten influential women in 2016

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Anannya, a fortnightly magazine has been in publication since 1987. The publication is notable to celebrate and acknowledge women for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields commencing 1993. An Read More