Monday, July 28, 2014
  • 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...

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

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

    It took geneticist Craig Venter 15 years and US$40 million to synthesize the genome of a bacterial p...

  • বিটি বেগুন – সচেতন হবার এখনি সময়!

    বিটি বেগুন – সচেতন হবার এখনি সময়!

    জিনোম পরিবর্তন করে বানানো বিটি বেগুন এখন আমাদের দেশে বেশ আলোচিত একটা বিষয়। কেউ কেউ বলছে এতে অনেক ক্ষ...

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

nature-yeast-chromosome

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 »

Can Carbon farming reduce Global warming?

A recent study led by German researchers suggests the plan of “Carbon farming” using the shrub Jatropha curcas. Their plan is not new, but their feasibility study and suggestions make it attractive and reliable. Jatropha curcas is also known as Barbados nut. It has been using as a production source of biodiesel. The researchers plan is to use this plant ... Read More »

Brushing twice a day improves your memory

“Brush Brush Brush Your Teeth, Brush it every day!” a lovely poem in our nursery classes. We haven’t forgotten the rhyme but forget to brush after midnight! Two brushing a day is a tedious work for most of us. But the necessity to maintain oral hygiene comes starkly on researchers over and over again. Oral hygiene proves to support proper ... Read More »

T-cells fight against autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis could be treated by collecting and converting one’s own blood cells. Researchers from Pardue University have identified potentiality to convert immature T-cells to suppressive T-cells. The team leader, Professor Chang Kim has developed a way to direct the differentiation of T-cells. T-cells are a type of white blood cell (WBC) that plays important role in ... Read More »

SUPERPESTS: A NEW CHALLENGE FOR BIOTECHNOLOISTS

Recent study reported that, Btcrops which are supposed to be killer crops for pests are losing their reputation. Because, some key pests are evolving and gaining resistance against those crop toxins. Bt crops are genetically engineered crops, in their genome some genes from bacteria species Bacillus thurengiensis are incorporated. These crops produce some toxins which are effective in killing pests ... Read More »

MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus)

MERS-CoV is a novel coronavirus first reported on 24th September 2012 by an Egyptian virologist in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Up to July 5th, there have been 77 cases of infection and 41 deaths. Infected patients are from Middle East countries - Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. European countries - France, Germany, Italy and the UK have ... Read More »