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Epigenetics: No single factor determines its role in the deveopment of a multicellular organism

Epigenetics: No single factor determines its role in the deveopment of a multicellular organism

Thinking that the article by Heidi Chial, Ph.D. and Jef Akst, on ‘Epigenetics‘ published in the Nature weekly magazine would interest GNOBB readers. The same informative article is being posted again. The Coordinator invites opinion from GNOBB readers to shed light on this complex genetic phenomenon. which puzzles geneticists for a long time as to why individua

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A computational model proposed to elucidate mutation scenario

A computational model proposed to elucidate mutation scenario

In an article entitled, “Emergence of stable polymorphisms driven by evolutionary games between mutants”, published in June 26, 2012, issue of Nature Communications 3:919; 1-7, the lead author Weini Huang with three other associates from three research groups developed a model to address the circumstances that lead to  mutations that are frequency reliant and h

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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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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

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

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

Professor Dr. Zeba I. Seraj has bee...

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