Daily Archives: August 29th, 2012

Almost all dengue cases this year reported in Karachi, WHO told

Almost all dengue cases this year reported in Karachi, WHO told KARACHI: Representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) attending a meeting presided over by Health Secretary Aftab Khatri here on Tuesday were informed that all but one of the total 157 dengue cases reported this year from various parts of Sindh province belonged to […]

Another dengue patient

Another dengue patient LAHORE: Another dengue patient was admitted to Mayo Hospital on Tuesday. Muhammad Bilal, 22, of Bilal Ganj, was tested dengue-positive. Now the total number of dengue patients in Punjab has risen to 16, including 10 reported in Lahore alone. According to a health department spokesman, 15 dengue patients have so far been […]

Lahore College for Women University LCWU launches new discipline

Lahore College for Women University LCWU launches new discipline LAHORE: The Lahore College for Women University has launched a new discipline of architecture in its Faculty of Engineering and Technology from this academic year. Varsity’s statutory bodies’ approval has already been accorded. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor says this will be the first architecture department for […]

Students baton charged at Skardu Airport

Students baton charged at Skardu Airport SKARDU: The police on Tuesday resorted to baton charge to disperse students, who were protesting at the airport here against unavailability of flights to Islamabad. Several protesters, including two local journalists, who were covering the event, were injured. The injured were shifted to DHQ hospital The students resorted to […]

Three Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) faculties get registration

Three Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) faculties get registration KARACHI: The engineering, law and pharmacy faculties of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) have been registered in the academic councils concerned, says a statement issued here on Tuesday. After the registration, the degrees awarded by the faculties would […]

Post-devolution health-related draft laws in limbo

Post-devolution health-related draft laws in limbo KARACHI: About half a dozen draft health-related laws, including the Sindh Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Act, prepared on an emergency basis to avoid a legal vacuum after the devolution of various health sector activities to the provinces are gathering dust due to officialdom’s indifference, it emerged on […]

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS freshmen urged to try diverse subjects

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS freshmen urged to try diverse subjects LAHORE: Lahore University of Management Sciences Vice-chancellor Dr Adil Najam has said the freshmen should try the diversity of subjects being offered by the university at its three schools. Speaking to the newly admitted 1,007 students of Undergraduate Class of 2016 at LUMS Orientation […]

Number of Microbes Living on Earth Drastically Lower Than Previously Thought

Number of Microbes Living on Earth Drastically Lower Than Previously Thought The floor of the ocean is home to 2.9×1029 single-celled organisms but this large number, 10 million trillion microbes for every human on planet Earth, is only 8% of the previous estimate of  35.5×1029. Jens Kallmeyer, a geomicrobiologist and his colleagues at the University of […]

High Pyruvate Kinase Activity May Suppress Tumor Growth

High Pyruvate Kinase Activity May Suppress Tumor Growth   A newly published study from MIT scientists suggests that high pyruvate kinase activity may suppress tumor growth, finding that pharmaceutical compounds that force PKM2 to be constantly on prevented tumors from growing in mice. Unlike ordinary cells, cancer cells devote most of their energy to reproducing […]

Early Intake of Antibiotics Linked to Obesity in Mice

Early Intake of Antibiotics Linked to Obesity in Mice Bacteria living within the gut could have a link to obesity, possibly explaining how antibiotics fatten farm animals, and humans as well, and predispose some organisms to obesity. Researchers published their findings in the journal Nature. In the study, the scientists replicated what farmers have been doing […]

UN Warns Gender Imbalances Growing in Asia

UN Warns Gender Imbalances Growing in Asia BANGKOK — A U.N. report on gender imbalances says the continuing preference for boy children, especially in India and China, is leading increasing numbers of families to use prenatal sex selection. Researchers warn that the phenomenon is gaining favor in more countries. The new United Nations Population Fund […]

Punjab University Lahore awards 04 PhD degrees

Punjab University Lahore awards 04 PhD degrees LAHORE: Punjab University has awarded 04 PhD degrees to the scholars in which Saima Muneer D/o Muhammad Muneer in the subject of Education after approval of her thesis entitled “Relationship between organizational culture and organizational effectiveness in public and private sector universities”, Javed Hassan Akhtar S/o Ghulam Ali in the subject of Education […]

5,000 kids diagnosed with thalassaemia every year

5,000 kids diagnosed with thalassaemia every year ISLAMABAD – Health experts have said that around 5,000 children are diagnosed with thalassemia-major every year in the country. According to them, thalassemia is a major health problem in Pakistan and is the most prevalent genetically transmitted blood disorder with a carrier rate of five to eight percent. […]

National Language Authority (NLA) to launch a book ‘Sufi Shah Anayat’ tomorrow

National Language Authority (NLA) to launch a book ‘Sufi Shah Anayat’ tomorrow ISLAMABAD – National Language Authority (NLA) would launch a book `Sufi Shah Anayat’ on Thursday at its auditorium on 5.30 p.m. The book is authored by Khadim Hussain Somroo, said a news release issued here on Tuesday. Renowned literally figures including Naseer Memon, Dr. […]

Higher Education Commission (HEC) okays fee refund policy

Higher Education Commission (HEC) okays fee refund policy ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has approved standardized fee refund policy at higher education institutions of Pakistan during its 27th meeting of its Commission. This national level policy was devised in compliance with the direction of the Islamabad High Court, which had directed HEC to restructure […]