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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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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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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

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