World Thalassemia Day 2018: ideSHi determines the prevalence of Thalassemia in Bangladesh

talassemia awareness

For decades fighting communicable diseases have been the principal focus in Bangladesh. So much so that little attention was put in studying and preventing non-communicable diseases. These non-communicable diseases include inherited genetic disorders that affect a significant portion of the population. Among the noncommunicable diseases, thalassemia is the most common congenital single gene disorder in […]

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TWAS Grant for Studying Colisitin Resistance

TWAS GRANT

Recently,The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) awarded ideSHi a research grant for studying colistin resistance in Bangladesh. The emergence and rapid global outreach of bacterial mobile elements-mediated colistin resistance gene (mcr-1 & mcr-2) in Enterobacterial species isolated from human and various meat samples, has raised serious concern. The indiscriminate use of colistin in poultry, dairy, livestock and […]

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World Thalassemia Day 2018: ideSHi determines the prevalence of Thalassemia carriers in Bangladesh

Thalassemia Carrier screening

For decades fighting communicable diseases have been the principal focus in Bangladesh. So much so that little attention was put in studying and preventing non-communicable diseases. These non-communicable diseases include inherited genetic disorders that affect a significant portion of the population. Among the noncommunicable diseases, thalassemia is the most common congenital single gene disorder in […]

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Joint Workshop on Applied Genetics and Genomics

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A five day workshop from 26 November-30 November, 2017 was jointly organized by ideSHi-CMBT and icddr,b on applied genetics and genomics for biomedical researchers. Lectures and training exercises were dealt by visiting guests, Dr. Nick Thomson from the Sanger Institute, UK; Dr. Diane Genereux from the BROAD institute, USA; Prof. Ann Dalton from Sheffield Children’s […]

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ideSHi organizes National Conference on Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders in Bangladesh

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On April 15th 2017 ideSHi organized a National Conference on Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders in Bangladesh: Present Situation and Future Directions. Scientists and clinicians stressed the need for initiating mandatory nationwide screening of new-born children in order to identify those at risk of having genetic diseases. Several genetic diseases like thalassemia, congenital hypothyroidism, Down syndrome, and muscular […]

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ideSHi at ASM workshop on Introduction to the World of Microbiology

ASM workshop

ideSHi along with American Society for Microbiology (ASM), BRAC University and International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research Bangladesh (icddr,b) held a workshop for students from Scholastica School, South Breeze School, Independent University Bangladesh, and Jahangirnagar University titled “Introduction to the World of Microbiology”. The workshop included debate sessions, and laboratory training sessions aimed at encouraging […]

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