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Application of optogenetics to control habitual behavior

Application of optogenetics to control habitual behavior

In an article entitled, “Reversible online control of habitual behavior by optogenetics perturbation of medial prefrontal cortex”, published in November 13, 2012, issue of PNAS 109:46; 18932–18937, the lead author Kyle S. Smith with three other associates from two research groups  (McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Dept of Brain and Cognitive

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Three exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak bin Ayub

Three exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak bin Ayub

I feel very happy to share three  exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak  bin Ayub, who is now on study leave from the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Dhaka University to pursue his Ph.D. study at Oxford University. He has been writing regularly for AmarDesh weekly. The first dispatch was published on the 31st October, the second and third on the 10th and

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ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis

ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis

In an article entitled, “An ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis in the red hair/fair skin background”, published on the 15th Nov. 491:449–453, Devarati Mitra and 19 of her associates affiliated mainly to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, began the

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Two International conferences on Functional and Molecular Biology in the last week of November, 25-29

Two International conferences on Functional and Molecular Biology in the last week of November, 25-29

There will be two International conferences of Biochemical and Molecular Biologists towards the end of November, 25-29.  The Congress to be held in Bangkok is being organized by the Federation of Asia and Oceania of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB)  and  the Symposium by the International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 10

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Solitary or multi-flowered inflorescences in tomato – conditioned by TMF gene

Solitary or multi-flowered inflorescences in tomato – conditioned by TMF gene

In an article entitled, “Synchronization of the flowering transition by the tomato TERMINATING FLOWER gene” published online, 11 November 2012, the leader of the team, Zachary B. Lippman and seven of his associates affiliated to CSHL, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Evry, France and the Department of Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israe

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Stem cell:Immune response spurs cell switch

Stem cell:Immune response spurs cell switch

In an article entitled, “Immune response  spurs cell switch published on the 8th of November (491:163) issue of Nature based on an article published in October 26 issue of Cell (151, 547–558),  John P. Cooke at Stanford University in California and associates report that controlling cellular immune responses could help researc

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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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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