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Genome sequencing of bonobo: A comparative study on evolutionary relationship

Genome sequencing of bonobo: A comparative study on evolutionary relationship

In an article entitled, “The bonobo genome compared with the chimpanzee and human genomes”, published in June 28, 2012, issue of Nature 486:527-531, the lead author Kay Pru¨fer with forty other associates from twenty two research groups reported sequencing and analysis of the genome of the last great ape, the bonobo. The genome sequencing while providing in

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June Issue of the J. PTC&B has just been published

June Issue of the J. PTC&B has just been published

The articles of the June issue of the Journal of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (vol 22, #1) are now available online (http://www.baptcb.org). Besides two short communications there are nine full articles. It is to be noted that there are more and more biotechnology related articles than on pure tissue culture. The printed copies from the office of the jo

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Influenza virus: Transmission possibility between mammals

Influenza virus: Transmission possibility between mammals

An article entitled, “The Potential for Respiratory Droplet Transmissible A/H5N1 Influenza Virus to Evolve in a Mammalian Host”, was published in June 22, 2012, issue of Science 336:1541–1547. The lead author Colin A. Russell with eighteen other associates from twelve research groups demonstrated the possibility of transmission of avian H5N1 influenza vir

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GNOBB member honored by Pennsylvania State University

GNOBB member honored by Pennsylvania State University

Professor Kamal Chowdhury has been invited to be a Faculty Fellow at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg campus to an NSF – REU (research experience for undergraduates) program to mentor over 30 students for two months from June 18 – Aug 17. GNOBB congratulate him heartily for the honor shown to him by the Pennsylvania State University-

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Proto-genes and de novo gene birth

Proto-genes and de novo gene birth

In an article entitled, “Proto-genes and de novo gene birth” published online on 24th June issue of Nature, Marc Vidal and 15 other associates affiliated to the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) and Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts have described the birth of new genes. Their findings reveal that novel protein

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Opportunity for Ph.D. Studentship in Zurich in evolutionary biology

Opportunity for Ph.D. Studentship in Zurich in evolutionary biology

The University of Zurich in Switzerland has recently decided to fund a research priority program on “Evolution in Action: From Genomes to Ecosystems“. For the initial four year period (2013-2016) at least 11 PhD studentships will be available in the following 6 collaborative research projects: Project 1: Conservation Genomics: from Functional

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A Three-Stage Symbiosis Forms the Foundation of Seagrass Ecosystems

A Three-Stage Symbiosis Forms the Foundation of Seagrass Ecosystems

In an interesting piece of investigation in which 11 scientists took part sufficient data were obtained to establish the fact that the success of seagrasses represented by two families, Hydrcharitaceae and Potamogetonaceae of the Angiosperms to colonize submerged islands lay in their ability to establish a 3-way symbiosis . The results were published in the 15th June issue of S

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Rudimentary liver grown in vitro

Rudimentary liver grown in vitro

In the 20th June issue of Nature a piece of news has been reported by David Cyranoski that Japanese scientists under the guidance of a Stem Cell researcher Takebe have succeeded in inducing pluripotent cells to form functional liver tissue. Those who were present in the meeting where the announcement was made were skeptical about its use to replace damaged liver tissues in

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Research activity at the Biology Department, Howard University, Washington DC

Research activity at the Biology Department, Howard University, Washington DC

Dear GNOBB members, Upon my request, one of the GNOBB co-founders, Dr. Hemayet Ullah, Associate Professor, Biology Department, Howard College, Washington DC has described the research activities  at his Department. I am posting verbatim the account given by him a short while ago, “My lab is making very good progress towards developing small compounds capable of coun

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Three dimensional development of a human-eye precursor from human stem cells

Three dimensional development of a human-eye precursor from human stem cells

Dr. Yoshiki Sasai, a Japanese ophthalmologist at the Riken Center for developmental Biology, Kobè Japan, has successfully grown three dimensional human-eye precursor from stem cells. This remarkable feat has raised hopes enabling eye surgeons repair the damaged eyes in the clinic in the future. The news about this scientific breakthrough has been published in the 15th June is

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

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

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For the very first time an outreach program has been arranged by Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB) in association with Bangladesh Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (BAPTC& Read More