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Md. Nur Kabidul Azam

Md. Nur Kabidul Azam
Kushtia Medical College · Microbiology ( Virology )

Master of Science ( Biotechnology)

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Introduction
Like to think something and want to apply in real life A driver of own emotion
Additional affiliations
June 2021 - present
DGHS, Bangladesh
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Maintain Bio security for COVID -19 Detection Laboratory under ERPP project of DGHS, Bangladesh.
September 2020 - May 2021
United Nations Population Fund
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • To manage RT PCR laboratory for COVID-19 test
July 2018 - August 2020
TechB Nutrigenomics
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Education
September 2005 - April 2010
University of Development Alternative
Field of study
  • Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

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Publications (45)
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Folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) of Bangladesh are consulted for treatment of various ailments by a substantial segment of the rural and urban population of the country. The major element that distinguishes the folk medicinal practitioners from other forms of medical practices is their use of simple formulations of medicinal plants for trea...
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Natural resources are limited and decreasing while massive population growth is driving up demand. In order to serve humans, many physical and chemical techniques are applied to these limited resources, resulting in a massive amount of waste generation without consideration for the environment, human health, healthcare, waste management, or water q...
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Background There is a worldwide interest in the use of Cannabis sativa for biomedicine purposes. Cannabis has ethnomedicinal usage as a natural medicine in Bangladesh and cultivated during the British Empire period for revenues. Objective Folk medicine practitioners (FMPs) from different districts of Bangladesh have been using Cannabis sativa , b...
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Corona virus SARS-CoV-2, otherwise known as COVID-19 has since its outbreak in late December 2019, till as of June 23, 2020 has infected 9,162,375 people throughout the world and caused deaths of 473,087 persons. The Bangladesh statistics for COVID-19 are 122,660 infections and 1,582 deaths. Although the figures seem low for Bangladesh, it can surg...
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The Authors of this article has been working on ethnopharmacology and natural product science for the last one decade. They have been involved with several ethnic and traditional medication system development projects and also achieved recognition in the medicinal plant sector of Bangladesh. Recently they have raised their interests on Nutrigenomic...
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The Honeybee (Apis mellifera) is one of the world’s most beneficial insects, as it plays a critical role in many terrestrial ecosystems. The use of honeybee products has been documented for thousands of years in many cultures for the treatment of human diseases, and their healing properties have been documented in many religious texts. The present...
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Cancer is a group of diseases which is categorized to differentiate into diverse cell types and move around in the body to sites of organogenesis that is key to the process of tumor genesis. All types of cancer fall into the group of malignant neoplastic diseases. In Bangladesh, cancer is now one of the foremost killer diseases and its personal, so...
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Drynaria quercifolia is a medicinal pteridophyte which have been treated by the administration of plant parts based on traditional and folk uses since ancient times. Considerable utilization and progress have been achieved regarding its biological activities. Various phytoconstituents like 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, friedelin, epifriedelinol, couma...
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The authors aimed to document the medicinal plants used by the traditional healers (TH) of Noakhali district in the treatment of eye infections, as well as to include their scientific evidence relevant to the immunopharmacology towards further exploring of potential natural medicine based ocular immune system development; their question being: Do t...
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Snakebite is the single most important toxin-related injury, causing substantial mortality in many parts of the Africa, Asia and the Americas. Incidence of snakebite is usually recorded in young people engaged in active physical work in rural areas. The various plant parts used to treat snakebite included whole plant, leaves, barks, roots and seeds...
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Snakebite is the single most important toxin-related injury, causing substantial mortality in many parts of the Africa, Asia and the Americas. Incidence of snakebite is usually recorded in young people engaged in active physical work in rural areas. The various plant parts used to treat snakebite included whole plant, leaves, barks, roots and seeds...
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The antihyperglycemic and antinociceptive activity of methanolic extract of Acanthus ilicifolius leaves was assessed, respectively, through oral glucose tolerance tests, and acetic acid-induced pain model in Swiss albino mice. The extract, when administered to mice at doses of 50, 100, 200 and 400 mg per kg body weight, dose-dependently reduced blo...
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Schizophrenia is a subtle disorder of brain development and plasticity; it affects the most basic human processes of perception, emotion, and judgment. In Bangladesh the traditional medical practitioners of rural and remote areas characterized the schizophrenia as an insanity or a mental problem due to possession by ghosts or evil spirits and they...
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Bangladesh is a developing countries where both incidence and prevalence of Ischaemic heart disease has been increasing gradually and unless concerted efforts are made and national policy of prevention of risk factors are undertaken. The objective of this study was to conduct a survey of medicinal plants used by the traditional medical practitioner...
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The Oraon and the Gor tribe can be found in Sreemangal of Sylhet district in the northeastern region of Bangladesh. Both tribes have dwindled to an extent where tribe and tribal knowledge is on the verge of disappearance. Remnants of both tribes can be found in several villages with the tribal people engaged as tea workers in nearby tea estates. Si...
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Plants have been the main source of medicines since ancient times. Practically all human societies have utilized plants not only as sources of nutrition but also as therapy against diseases and ailments. Plants contain various phytochemicals and these phytochemicals can play an important role in reducing occurrences of many diseases by boosting up...
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Snake bite is a result of an unfortunate accidental interaction between a snake and a human victim. It is the single most important toxin-related injury, causing substantial mortality in many parts of the Africa, Asia, and the Americas. A World Health Organization-funded study estimated about 8,000 cases of snakebite with over 20% mortality in Bang...
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Diabetes mellitus is an endocrinological disorder arising from insulin deficiency or due to ineffectiveness of the insulin produced by the body. This results in high blood glucose and with time, to neurological, cardiovascular, retinal and renal complications. It is a debilitating disease and affects the population of every country of the world. Ar...
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A tumor is an abnormal growth of body tissue, which can turn out to be malignant (cancerous) or non-malignant (i.e. benign). Since tumors can turn out to be cancerous, it was of interest to determine the medicinal plants used in the folk medicinal system of Bangladesh for treatment of tumors, particularly malignant tumors. Towards that, a survey wa...
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Goatpox is a highly contagious viral disease of goats. The disease is caused mainly by Goatpox virus (GPV) and occasionally by Sheep pox virus (SPV) which is enveloped by double stranded DNA viruses, classified in the genus Capripoxvirus of the family Poxvirade. The objective of the research work was to conduct an efficacy trail of Goatpox vaccine...
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Diabetes mellitus is an endocrinological disorder arising from insulin deficiency or due to ineffectiveness of the insulin produced by the body. This results in high blood glucose and with time, to neurological, cardiovascular, retinal and renal complications. It is a debilitating disease and affects the population of every country of the world. Ar...
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Diabetes is a debilitating disease affecting millions of people worldwide for which allopathic medicine has no known complete cure. Since the disease is projected to rise, significant scientific interest has focused on the plant kingdom towards discovery of newer anti-hyperglycemic drugs. The objective of the present research was to evaluate in ora...
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The Garos are one of the largest ethnic groups of Bangladesh residing in the north central districts of Tangail, Mymensigh, Netrakona, Gazipur and Sherpur of the country. Although in recent years, the Garos are rapidly converting to Christianity and intermingling with the majority Bengali-speaking population, they still, to some extent, preserve th...
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Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C are viruses (HAV/HBV/ HCV), which causes HAV/HBV/HCV infections. HAV/HBV/HCV is one of the world’s most common infectious diseases. Infections can lead to severe liver diseases, which may last throughout a patient’s life. Around 25% of carriers will develop serious liver diseases, including chronic hepatiti...
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Diabetes is a debilitating disease that affects millions of people worldwide and for which modern medicine has no known cure. The folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) of Bangladesh have used medicinal plants for centuries and claim success in the treatment of diabetes. The objective of the present study was to obtain information on the formulat...
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The Bedes are an indigenous community of Bangladesh who live in boats on rivers, and earn their living by traveling to villages and cities by the riverbanks and ply their trade of selling sundry items, snake charming, performing jugglery acts, and treating snake bites. Also known as river gypsies, the Bedes as a rule shun modern doctors and rely on...
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Safe motherhood means ensuring that all women receive the care they need to be safe and healthy throughout pregnancy and childbirth. In developing countries, however, the reality of safe motherhood is often grim. The study was conducted on 410 women of whom 235 were pregnant, 130 were lactating mother and 45 were delivery women from January to Octo...
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This study was conducted to investigate the proximate composition of raw, curry and fried fishes of locally available Chapila (Gudusia chapra) and Punti (Puntius sarana). Different parameters such as proximate composition (protein, fat, ash, moisture, carbohydrate), per-oxide value, TVB-N (Total Volatile Basis Nitrogen), bacteriological and fungal...
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Introduction Bangladesh hosts more than 200 000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. With no changes inside Myanmar in sight, Bangladesh must come to terms with the long-term needs of all the Rohingya refugees' in the country, and allow international organisations to expand services that benefit the Rohingya refugees as well as local communities. We the...
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Folk medicine is a traditional form of medicinal practice in Bangladesh, which is practiced by practitioners who exist both among the mainstream Bengali-speaking population as well as among the various tribes of Bangladesh. The mainstay of the folk medicinal formulations consist of medicinal plants, which are used directly or in the form of decocti...
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Diabetes mellitus, a disease characterized by abnormalities in insulin secretion and consequent hyperglycemia affects millions of people worldwide. It has been estimated that 3.8% of the rural population and a larger percentage of the urban population of Bangladesh suffers from this disease, which over the years can lead to hypertension, cardiovasc...
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Bangladesh is rich in orchids, with 159 species and two varieties under 63 genera (Huda et al.1999). These species are distributed mainly in the hilly areas of greater Sylhet, Chittagong and Mymensingh districts. Seeds of S. appendiculatus were germinated successfully and grew well in the in vitro culture. The best medium were observed for germinat...
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Folk medicine is a traditional form of medicinal practice in Bangladesh, which is practiced by practitioners who exist both among the mainstream Bengali-speaking population as well as among the various tribes of Bangladesh. The mainstay of the folk medicinal formulations consist of medicinal plants, which are used directly or in the form of decocti...
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Folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) form the first tier of primary health care providers to most of the rural population of Bangladesh. Kavirajes use simple formulations of whole plant or plant parts from medicinal plants for treatment of various ailments. The medicinal plants used by the Kavirajes differ considerably in various areas of Bangl...
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Folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) form the first tier of primary health care providers to most of the rural population of Bangladesh. Kavirajes use simple formulations of whole plant or plant parts from medicinal plants for treatment of various ailments. The medicinal plants used by the Kavirajes differ considerably in various areas of Bangl...
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Traditional or folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) administer primary healthcare to most of the rural population in Bangladesh. They utilize medicinal plants for various formulations to treat diverse ailments. The medicinal plants used by the Kavirajes vary considerably from region to region. The objective of the present study was to conduct a...
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Cattle are primarily owned by small-scale farmers in Bangladesh. Most households have one or two cows, which are used either for plowing or to obtain milk. Since these farmers cannot afford to visit modern veterinarians, they rely mostly on traditional medicinal practitioners, who administer various medicinal plants for treatment of cattle ailments...
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Cattle are primarily owned by small-scale farmers in Bangladesh. Most households have one or two cows, which are used either for plowing or to obtain milk. Since these farmers cannot afford to visit modern veterinarians, they rely mostly on traditional medicinal practitioners, who administer various medicinal plants for treatment of cattle ailments...
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Traditional or folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) administer primary healthcare to most of the rural population in Bangladesh. They utilize medicinal plants for various formulations to treat diverse ailments. The medicinal plants used by the Kavirajes vary considerably from region to region. The objective of the present study was to conduct a...
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Traditional or folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) administer primary healthcare to most of the rural population in Bangladesh. They utilize medicinal plants for various formulations to treat diverse ailments. The medicinal plants used by the Kavirajes vary considerably from region to region. The objective of the present study was to conduct a...
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The objective of this present study was to conduct an ethnomedicinal survey in four districts of Bangladesh (Brahmanbaria, Jhalakathi, Jessore, Kushtia) to find out about the plant species used by the folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) to treat diabetes mellitus. Following informed consent, interviews were conducted with the help of a semi-st...

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Mos of the scientific research conducted by Alloxen or Streptozotocin for induction of diabetes. I am looking for some natural source which can damage beta cell rapidly like STZ or Alloxen.
If there any related findings and review please let me study for my next experiment.
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Most of the literature says mediterranean Diet Reduces the Adverse Effect of the TCF7L2- rs7903146 Polymorphism on Cardiovascular Risk Factors , Stroke Incidence , obesity and Diabetes.
On the other hand Thrifty Gene Hypothesis via 65 Loci Associated with Susceptibility to Type 2 Diabetes are the common hypothesis.
Some dietary supplements and medicinal plants shows their active actions on fat reduction and STZ induced rat for diabetes control.
TCF7L2 gene expresed in pancreas tissues of Type 2 diabetic rats where the rats are STZ induced. We have found number of scientific literature on medicinal plant extract showes their actions against STZ induced rats.
If some medicinal plant oriented Diet have their own activities on STZ induced diabetic rat and STZ has effect on TCF7L2 gene expression then the plant may active on TCF7L2 gene expression.
Need proper guideline for this theme.
Thanks in advance.
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We found most of the children in Asian and African region are suffer on visual deficiencies, some are microbial contamination on ocular area, Some are nutritional deficiencies. Some are environmental issue with the heavy metal found in air. Some times over study load and over loaded brain activities also shows the visual dysfunction.
At the early aged especially school going children are suffer on some different kind of visual problem . This survey will help me to work on specific way and need more information about early aged children's nutritional and functional body mechanism. 
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This was juice using Sodium benzoate and Turmeric juice. It shows fungal contamination. Now I need to fix this porblem. 
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As a citizen of Bangladesh, I heartily feel that We need to learn on Business or Economic Biotechnology. There are few Universities all over deal with this subject with the high cost.
I wish I will learn more on this topic, but I have not enough opportunity for this topic where I am from third world country. Regularly I am a follower of Commercial Biotechnology journal and my aspirations grow day by day on this topic to develope my country dealing with economic Biotechnology.
I am searching a Ph.D. on this topic and wishing my peers will help me by their valuable comments 

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1.Plant survey, enrich the plant information and conservation. 2.Research towards either genetically improving the species for higher production of the active component or increasing the production of the compounds in in vitro culture conditions. 3.The genetic improvement program may direct on identifying and propagating high yielding genotypes for the active compound. 4.Novel bio active components identification for the future medication system. Invention a new bio active compound for human health. Knowledge transfer and share between traditional and modern treatment system and their effect through the country. 5. Purification of the invented or produced compound for pharmaceutical use. 6. Economic beneficial drug discover from natural source. 7. Pharmaceutical Industry development by domestic pharmaceutical ingredient and the source of employeement. 8. Socio economic development of farmer by cultivation of medicinal plants
Archived project
1. Looking forward to having collaboration with manuscript preparation 2. Retrieves ethnopharmacological usage of Cannabis in Bangladesh 3. Enlighten the significance of Cannabis as medicine by corroborating available pharmacological data 4. Discuss the history of Cannabis cultivation, usage & law in Bangladesh perspective And many more...
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To increase proper medical knowledge through the ethnic people Work for the ancient medication system Plant database Creation Extinct plant finding and rehabitate Environmental sustainability