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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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Performance of lettuce hybrids, under drought, salinity and nutrient deficiency conditions

Performance of lettuce hybrids, under drought, salinity and nutrient deficiency conditions

In a paper entitled, “Hybridization between crops and wild relatives: the contribution of cultivated lettuce to the vigor of crop–wild hybrids under drought, salinity and nutrient deficiency conditions,” published in the June issue of Theoretical and Applied Genetics,Brigitte Uwimana and associates investigated the vigor of lettuce hybrids of  crosses, cu

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Comparative Epigenomics – A classified approach to functionally annotate genomes

Comparative Epigenomics – A classified approach to functionally annotate genomes

In an article entitled, “Comparative Epigenomic Annotation of Regulatory DNA”, published in June 8, 2012, issue of Cell 149:1381–1392, the lead author Shu Xiao with twelve other associates from five research groups investigated on the evolutionary properties of the mammalian epigenome. The aim of the study was to elucidate co-evolutionary interactions within genome

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An excellent Plant Physiology Textbook, “A Companion to Plant Physiology”

An excellent Plant Physiology Textbook, “A Companion to Plant Physiology”

While surfing through the Internet, we came across the title of an excellent Plant Physiology Textbook entitled, “A Companion to Plant Physiology,” Fifth Edition (http://5e.plantphys.net/)” by Lincoln Taiz and Eduardo Zeiger. In view of the extremely high cost of good textbooks, this free online textbook will prove invaluable to the graduate students

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Receptor of Salicylic Acid reported

Receptor of Salicylic Acid reported

In an article entitled, “NPR3 and NPR4 are receptors for the immune signal salicylic acid in plants” published on the 14th June issue of Nature (486:228-232), Zheng Qing Fu and his 10 other associates reported about the hitherto undiscovered two pathogenesis-related NPR3 and NPR4 as SA receptors. They bind SA with different affinities. The complex molecule bound to SA fu

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An Exciting piece of news: patients considered at vegetative States can respond to fMRI imaging

An Exciting piece of news: patients considered at vegetative States can respond to fMRI imaging

In a recent issue of Nature (13 June, 2012), Adrian Owen, a neuro-scientist has published an extremely interesting article entitled, “Neuroscience: the mind reader”. In this article he describes a novel way to use brain scans to communicate with people previously considered to be in vegetative states. At Cambridge Owen and his associates at the University of Li

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Development of novel chloroplast microsatellite markers in the bioenergy crop Miscanthus

Development of novel chloroplast microsatellite markers in the bioenergy crop Miscanthus

In a recent article entitled, “Development of novel chloroplast microsatellite markers for the energy crop Miscanthus species (Poaceae)” published in the current issue of Am. J. Bot. (June 2012 vol. 99 (6):230-233), the six authors under the lead investigator, Jian-Xiong Jiang have reported 28 novel primers flanking (chloroplast microsatelli

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Warmest Felicitations to GNOBB Member Dr. Aparna Islam on her Promotion as Associate Professor

Warmest Felicitations to GNOBB Member Dr. Aparna Islam on her Promotion as Associate Professor

GNOBB members feel very happy to offer their heartiest felicitations to Dr. Aparna Islam, Ph.D. at the Department of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, BRAC University for her promotion to the rank of Associate Professor. She teaches biotechnology at the undergraduate level under Biotechnology Program. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the J. PTC & Biotech. We w

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Efficient H2 production via Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Efficient H2 production via Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

In an article entitled, “Efficient H2 production via Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,” published in 2011 in Trends in Biotechnology [vol.29(12):595-600], Maria G. Esquível et al. working in four different research institutes in Portugal advocate the use of molecular hydrogen (H2) derived from biological sources. According to them the production of H2 prov

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Mitochondrial triplets atp9 found to work as the Stop Codon in the natural population of wild carrot

Mitochondrial triplets atp9 found to work as the Stop Codon in the natural population of wild carrot

In an article entitled, “Mitochondrial Gene Diversity Associated with the atp9 Stop Codon in Natural Populations of Wild Carrot (Daucus carota ssp. carota) published in the current issue of J. Heredity, Jennifer R. Mandel et al. at the Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia studied the mitochondrial gene atp9 in mitochondrial genome of wild carrot. T

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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

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

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