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Designing innovative drugs against Influenza strains

Designing innovative drugs against Influenza strains

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, have determined the detailed 3-dimensional structure of an enzyme called endonuclease (a part of the viral RNA polymerase) which is responsible for a unique mechanism that allows the virus to trick its host cell into producing viral proteins. This important finding is published on the 2nd of August

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Medusoids: Artificial Jellyfish created jointly by scientists of Harvard University and Cal Tech

Medusoids: Artificial Jellyfish created jointly by scientists of Harvard University and Cal Tech

A team of eight scientists in Harvard University and Cal Tech have jointly accomplished an unbelievable feat. They succeeded in creating an artificial jellyfish. An article entitled, “A tissue-engineered jellyfish with biomimetic propulsion” has been published on the 22nd July issue of Nature Biotechnology. The findings reported here are considered to help in artifi

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Abiotic stress tolerance, small chemical compounds and RACK1 proteins

Abiotic stress tolerance, small chemical compounds and RACK1 proteins

 Structure of Rack1A August 7, 2012. An interesting seminar on, “Small Compounds Regulate Scaffold Protein RACK1A Mediated Cellular Stress Signaling Pathways in Arabidopsis and rice” was delivered by Dr. Hemayet Ullah, Associate Professor, Biology, Dept. at Howad University on Monday, the 6th of August at 11 a.m. in KAL gallery at the Department of Biochemistry and

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youngBB is organizing BIOCAPM-2012 at Mawlana Bhasani Science and Technology University, Tangail

youngBB is organizing BIOCAPM-2012 at Mawlana Bhasani Science and Technology University, Tangail

youngBB is organizing BIOCAMP-2012 at Mawlana Bhasani Science and Technology University, Tangail. It will be a combination of Business and Bioinformatics Modules this time. Hope to reach some other Universities in coming days too. Details will follow

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Gene therapy has restored hearing for up to 18 months in mice that were born deaf

Gene therapy has restored hearing for up to 18 months in mice that were born deaf

 Prof. Lawrence Lustig Prof. Lawrence Lustig at the University School of Medicine San Francisco and associates have reported that the newly born mice that lack the gene encoding the transporter VGLUT3 are deaf because the absence of this gene renders inner hair cells of the ear’s cochlea incapable of sending electrical signals to the brain. This exciting piece of news pu

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Counteracting chemical chaperones on α-synuclein – a Parkinson’s disease linked IDPs

Counteracting chemical chaperones on α-synuclein – a Parkinson’s disease linked IDPs

Living organisms synthesize different small-molecule organic compounds, also known as chemical chaperones to deal with extreme stress conditions. These chemicals can protect biomolecules from the altered environmental conditions and keep them functional. Urea is one of these chemical chaperones which is used by several marine vertebrates to deal with osmotic pressure associate with

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The link between stem cells and cancer

The link between stem cells and cancer

In an article entitled, “RNF20 and USP44 Regulate Stem Cell Differentiation by Modulating H2B Monoubiquitylation”, published in June 8, 2012, issue of Molecular Cell 46: 662–673, the lead author Gilad Fuchs with sixteen other associates from nine research groups demonstrated a potential molecular mechanism that connects between cancer and the faulty diffe

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Magnitude and sign epistasis among deleterious mutations in a positive-sense plant RNA virus

Magnitude and sign epistasis among deleterious mutations in a positive-sense plant RNA virus

In an open access article entitled, “Magnitude and sign epistasis among deleterious mutations in a positive-sense plant RNA virus,” published online 11 April 2012, in Heredity (2012) 109, 71–77, J Lalić and S F Elena have shown how epistatic interactions between mutations in viral genomes determine traits such as resistance to antiviral drugs,

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A workshop on Problem Formulation for Environmental Risk Assessment of GE plants in Bangladesh

A workshop on Problem Formulation for Environmental Risk Assessment of GE plants in Bangladesh

A seminar on Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Plants was held on July 13-14, 2012 at BRAC-CDM, Rajendrapur, Gazipur, Bangladesh under the auspices of the South Asia Biosafety Program in collaboration with BARC and the DoE, Bangladesh. USAID also helped fund the workshop. Speakers included Dr. Andrew Roberts of the Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA

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Bt Cotton Helps Biocontrol: Observation over 20 years in China

Bt Cotton Helps Biocontrol: Observation over 20 years in China

In an article entitled, “Widespread adoption of Bt cotton and insecticide decrease promotes biocontrol services” published in 19th July issue of Nature, vol. 487, pp. 362-365, Yanhui Lu and 4 others.Over the past 20 years, vast plantings of transgenic crops producing insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have helped control severa

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Combating viruses with RACK1: Congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah

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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

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