Month: June 2018

PABIC Organized Half Day Seminar entitled; “Significance of Popular Science Writing”

Half day seminar entitled, “Significance of Popular Science Writing” was organized by the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) in collaboration with print media and  International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences University of Karachi on 20th June 2018. The seminar  was consist of lectures by leading scientists and journalists including, Mr. Aleem Ahmed, Senior Journalist […]
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Development of cotton production using hybrids in Kenya

Kenya has proclaimed plans aimed at ameliorating its ailing cotton sector, a government official imparted. Charles Waturu, Director of Horticulture Research Institute at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), said “We have plans to introduce the development of cotton production using hybrids, which will have three times the production yield,”during a cotton stakeholders […]
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Agriculture expo from 23 to 24, June 2018

Punjab Agriculture Department will host a two-day International Agri-Expo-2018 starting from June 23 to 24, 2018 at Lahore Expo Centre. Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) sources told APP the expo would help equip an opportunity to international stakeholders to develop their export of agricultural products in Pakistan. The sources said that expo would be an ultimate […]
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US FDA approves GMO golden rice

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Golden Rice, marking the third positive international assessment for the genetically engineered biofortified crop. Previously, Food Standards Australia Already approved by New Zealand and Health Canada. In an official letter to the developers of Golden Rice, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the FDA concurred […]
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Enzyme inhibitor blocks respiratory virus replication

Investigators at Imperial College London synthesized the compound IMP-1088, a picomolar dual inhibitor of the human enzymes N-myristoyltransferases NMT1 and NMT2. N-myristoyltransferase catalyzes the transfer of myristate – a rare 14-carbon saturated fatty acid, which is attached by an amide linkage to the N-terminal glycine residue of cellular and viral proteins with diverse functions – […]
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The hybrid fruit: Papple

‘Crunchy like an apple, sweet like a pear’: The hybrid fruit has been described as ‘a pear disguised as an apple’Initially released in the UK in 2012, sources claim Australian release is imminent. It annexes the ranks of other hybrid fruits including the grapple and boysenberry. ‘It has taken three generations of crosses over various […]
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