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2009-09-10 13:35:23

A new study in Bangladesh suggests tigecycline -- the first member of a new class of antibiotics -- might be effective against multi-drug-resistant malaria. Researchers said tigecycline shows significant anti-malarial activity on its own and can be administered in combination with traditional anti-malarial drugs. The increasing drug resistance of Plasmodium falciparum, one of the parasites that cause malaria, has resulted in the search for new anti-malarial therapies. The scientists said...

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2009-08-20 11:15:00

Urban workers could suffer most from climate change as the cost of food drives them into poverty, according to a new study that quantifies the effects of climate on the world's poor populations.A team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence of adverse climate events, such as heat waves, drought and heavy rains, on those in 16 developing countries. Urban workers in Bangladesh, Mexico and Zambia were found to be the most at risk."Extreme weather affects...

2009-08-10 07:01:00

FRANKLIN, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PLC Systems Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative cardiac and vascular medical device-based technologies, announced today that it has entered into a three year exclusive agreement with Medimen (Pvt.) Ltd., headquartered in Pakistan, for distribution of its RenalGuard System(TM) into Bangladesh and Pakistan. Medimen is an established distributor of medical technology and devices in this region, and has previously...

2009-07-28 09:10:53

A toxic chemical in a widely used pain reliever and fever reducer is believed to have killed 25 children in six weeks, Bangladesh authorities said Tuesday. The health ministry conducted two tests on the suspect over-the-counter paracetamol, or acetaminophen, syrup, and each time we found diethyl glycol, Health Minister A.F.M Ruhul Haque told reporters. It's a toxic chemical used in the textile and leather dyeing factories. The chemical causes kidney failure, he said. Instead of mixing...

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2009-07-23 12:42:47

On Thursday, Bangladeshi conservationists said that the discovery of a rare leopard captured by villagers in the southeast part of the county renewed hopes for the survival of the critically endangered species. Chief executive of Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh, professor Anwarul Islam, said that the thee-month old clouded leopard cub was released back into the wild. He said that for the past three weeks, villagers in the remote Chittagong Hill Tracts region, which borders Myanmar and Mizoram...

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2009-07-06 05:55:00

When two tigers made their way into a southeastern Bangladesh village, forest officials knew they had to act quickly to save the tigers' lives. Similar instances have led to the endangered animals being beaten to death by villagers who feared for their lives. When officials arrived in the village, the tigers had already been killed. "Tigers go in and out of villages in the night but if they go in during the day, they never survive. The villagers beat them to death," said Aboni Bhusan Thakur,...

2009-06-16 11:46:00

iTunes Exclusively Offers Previously Unreleased Bonus Track, 'Isn't It A Pity' (Earliest Demo Version), with Digital Album Purchase Collection Features Harrison's Solo Hits from 1970's All Things Must Pass Through 2002's Brainwashed, Remastered, Plus Live Recordings from 1971 Concert For Bangladesh HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Capitol/EMI releases George Harrison's first-ever career-spanning solo hits collection, Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison, in CD and digital...

2009-06-15 19:00:00

Leading Bangladeshi service provider will leverage iDirect's platform to expand service to additional customers, support new business-critical applications HERNDON, Va., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems) today announced that SQUARE InformatiX Ltd, the largest satellite service provider in Bangladesh, has purchased an iDirect Series 15000 Universal Satellite Hub to upgrade its existing satellite broadband service. The next-generation...

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2009-05-28 06:08:39

The search is on for endangered Bengal tigers in the world's largest mangrove forest after a cyclone caused havoc there killing at least 180 people. Conservationists are scouring the Sundarbans mangrove forest for the tigers. The Cyclone Aila drove a tidal wave of saltwater inland. Abani Bhusan Thakur, chief Bangladesh official for the Sundarbans, said the forest had taken the brunt of the damage. The cyclone hit Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal on Monday. He said forest...

2009-05-12 13:48:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic and Grameen Healthcare are exploring opportunities to benefit global, underserved populations by leveraging Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise in health care and Grameen's capabilities in effective, low-cost distribution models. A multi-disciplinary team from Mayo Clinic has just returned from a site visit to Bangladesh where it was agreed that following an initial demonstration project in Bangladesh in 2009-2010, the two...


Latest Bangladesh Reference Libraries

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

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2007-12-18 15:03:44

The Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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2007-06-25 08:41:41

The Chital Deer, Axis axis, is a species of deer that is commonly found in the wooded regions of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common species of deer in Indian forests. Other common names given to this species are the Spotted Deer, and the Axis Deer. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and it's under parts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 30 inches. Chital...

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2007-01-23 15:37:33

The Mugger Crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, also called the Iranian, Marsh, or Persian Crocodile, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries. These countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Iran. Mainly a freshwater species, the Mugger crocodile is found in lakes, rivers and marshes. Muggers prefer slow-moving, shallower bodies of water rather than, fast-flowing, deep areas. The Mugger Crocodile is also known to thrive in man-made reservoirs and...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.