News file for: Bangladesh

IPCC Warns Of Greater Risk To Food & Water Security

IPCC Warns Of Greater Risk To Food & Water Security

The Fifth Assessment Report warns that climate change will threaten food and water security, especially for Asia.

Buffalo Genome Decoded

Buffalo Genome Decoded

Bangladeshi and Chinese scientists have jointly sequenced the buffalo genome, raising hopes of using the genetic information to improve milk and meat production.

Flood-Tolerant Rice Shows Improved Yields In India

Flood-Tolerant Rice Shows Improved Yields In India

A flood-tolerant hybrid rice that improves yields in India by almost half has been found to benefit marginalized people living in flood-prone areas.

Study: Tripling Tobacco Taxes Could Prevent 200m Premature Deaths

Study: Tripling Tobacco Taxes Could Prevent 200m Premature Deaths

Tripling tobacco tax globally would prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers say.

Gene Mutation Links Asian & European Ancestors

Gene Mutation Links Asian & European Ancestors

A new study has shown how a specific mutation in the SLC24A5 gene provides evidence of shared ancestry of Asians with Europeans.

Researchers Diagnose Autism In 12-Month-Old Babies

Researchers Diagnose Autism In 12-Month-Old Babies

Researchers have tested more than 10,000 babies in China, some as young as 12-months-old, for autism.

Study: Bangladesh Makes Strides In Healthcare Despite Poverty

Study: Bangladesh Makes Strides In Healthcare Despite Poverty

Despite its high poverty level, Bangladesh has achieved lower infant mortality rates compared to India, Pakistan and Nepal.

Rice Consumption In Bangladesh Linked To High Arsenic Exposure & Toxicity

Rice Consumption In Bangladesh Linked To High Arsenic Exposure & Toxicity

A study of more than 18,000 people in Bangladesh has established a link between rice consumption and arsenic exposure and toxicity.

Bangladesh’s Battle With Fake And Low-Standard Medicine

Bangladesh’s Battle With Fake And Low-Standard Medicine

The Bangladeshi government has vowed to continue fighting the growing industry of illicit, substandard, counterfeit and life-endangering medicines openly sold in pharmacies.

Both High And Low BMI Increase Heart Disease Risk

Both High And Low BMI Increase Heart Disease Risk

East Asian individuals with body mass indices that are higher and lower than the optimum have an increased risk of getting heart disease.