Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • Experimental Drugs Approved for Use in Fighting Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

    Experimental Drugs Approved for Use in Fighting Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

    The World Health Organization gave a green light to the use of experimental drugs to combat the Ebol...

  • Some key facts we need to know about Ebola virus disease

    Some key facts we need to know about Ebola virus disease

    1. What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is ...

  • UK declares war on antimicrobial resistance

    UK declares war on antimicrobial resistance

    A new funding collaboration between the biggest health and biomedical research organisations in the ...

  • GM Banana Enters on Human Trials Phase

    GM Banana Enters on Human Trials Phase

    A genetically modified banana which has the potential to dramatically reduce infant mortality and bl...

  • শাবিপ্রবি তে অনুষ্ঠিত হলো ‘Awareness Program on Biotechnology Vision 2021′

    শাবিপ্রবি তে অনুষ্ঠিত হলো ‘Awareness Program on Biotechnology Vision 2021′

    শাহজালাল বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের (শাবিপ্রবি) জেনেটিক ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং এন্ড বায়োটেকনোলজী (জিই...

Pigs and Primates: Addressing the Airborne Ebola Allegation

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has gained international attention, due in part to the recent declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In turn, public health officials have been asked to enact stricter infection prevention and control measures to ensure spread is minimized. The guidelines stem from the evidence demonstrating the virus can only be transferred ... Read More »

10% Cerebral Capacity Myth

human brain

Recently a movie named Lucy hit the screens that shows the lovely Scarlett Johansson who can use "100% of her cerebral capacity" in the movie. The movie states that humans only use 10% of the cerebral capacity which is clearly a myth.There is no dormant part of the brain that we are currently not using.And there is no barrier that ... Read More »

Experimental Drugs Approved for Use in Fighting Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

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The World Health Organization gave a green light to the use of experimental drugs to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with demand for—and questions about—untested treatments growing after two infected Americans received some. Workers have their temperature taken before entering the Freeport area, an important commercial port facility, Monrovia, Liberia, on Aug. 11. Associated Press. A panel of ... Read More »

Some key facts we need to know about Ebola virus disease

Some key facts we need to know about Ebola virus disease

1. What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, one in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic ... Read More »

UK declares war on antimicrobial resistance

UK declares war on antimicrobial resistance

A new funding collaboration between the biggest health and biomedical research organisations in the UK hopes to make progress against antimicrobial resistance. Geoff Watts reports. In one of his first duties as the newly appointed UK Government Science Minister, Greg Clark has launched a major initiative aimed at tackling antimicrobial resistance. Its strategy encompasses the laboratory, the clinic, and the ... Read More »

GM Banana Enters on Human Trials Phase

GM Bananas-Getty

A genetically modified banana which has the potential to dramatically reduce infant mortality and blindness in children across Africa is to undergo its first human trials in a major step towards becoming a staple for millions of people. The GM banana developed by Australian scientists is enriched with vitamin A to combat a nutritional deficiency which leads to hundreds of ... Read More »

শাবিপ্রবি তে অনুষ্ঠিত হলো ‘Awareness Program on Biotechnology Vision 2021′

Biotechnology-Vision-2021

শাহজালাল বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের (শাবিপ্রবি) জেনেটিক ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং এন্ড বায়োটেকনোলজী (জিইবি) এবং ন্যাশনাল ইন্সটিটিউট অব বায়োটেকনোলজি (এনআইবি) এর যৌথ উদ্যোগে ক্যাম্পাসের সেন্ট্রাল Read more [...] Read More »

First synthetic yeast chromosome constructed: A major advantage on synthetic Biology

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It took geneticist Craig Venter 15 years and US$40 million to synthesize the genome of a bacterial parasite.  An international team made up mostly of undergraduate students led by Jef Boeke, PhD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step in the emerging field of synthetic biology, designing microorganisms ... Read More »

বিটি বেগুন – সচেতন হবার এখনি সময়!

Bad effect of Bt

জিনোম পরিবর্তন করে বানানো বিটি বেগুন এখন আমাদের দেশে বেশ আলোচিত একটা বিষয়। কেউ কেউ বলছে এতে অনেক ক্ষতি এবং বিপর্যয় ঘটবে, আবার কেউ কেউ এটাকে সাফল্য বলেই উল্লেখ করছে আমাদের দেশের বিজ্ঞানীদের । Read more [...] Read More »

What to Boost-up the Biotech Sector of Bangladesh? Then Give your response

We are living in a critical age where we can not afford to be callous about any of our plans or actions. Be it a personal or a national interest, we need to think ahead, think in terms of the entirety and then derive feasible plans to act on that interest. As we look into the education system in the ... Read More »