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Sloan Foundation Conference on South Asian Science Engagement

Sloan Foundation Conference on South Asian Science Engagement

Sponsored by Sloan Foundation Conference on South Asian Science Engagement a two-day workshop organized by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Safety, National University of Singapore will be held in 18-19 October. The workshop will be divided into the following sessions: • Varieties Development of Rice • Crop Technologies and Innovations • Water & Irri

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Transgenic cow’s milk: the fear of allergenicity allayed

Transgenic cow’s milk: the fear of allergenicity allayed

For years cow’s milk has supplanted mother’s milk. Several studies have shown  that 2-3% of children in the developed countries and an unknown number in developing countries are allergic to milk proteins and it is evident from several studies that β-lactoglobulin (BLG), one major milk protein component of ruminant animal milk, lacking in human milk accounts for

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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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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

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

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