Daily Archives: September 1st, 2012

Anti-polio drive in Bajaur

Anti-polio drive in Bajaur KHAR: A three-day special anti-polio drive would be launched from today (Saturday) in Bajaur tribal region in which 223,454 children would be vaccinated. The Short Interval Additional Dose (SIAD) drive would not be launched in several parts of Salarzai tehsil due to bad law and order situation in the border areas. […]

‘Rebuff’ by Unicef: Clerics stop support to vaccination

‘Rebuff’ by Unicef: Clerics stop support to vaccination PESHAWAR: Clerics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjoining tribal areas have refused to continue supporting the immunisation campaigns sponsored by United Nations Children’s Fund in their respective areas, saying a Unicef official have discredited them. Prayer leaders and teachers in seminaries have been helping NGO National Research and […]

VC kidnapping case: Accused terms court un-Islamic

VC kidnapping case: Accused terms court un-Islamic PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorism court here on Friday ordered psychiatric examination of a suspect arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Islamia College University Vice-Chancellor Mohammad Ajmal Khan after he created scenes in the court and claimed that the judicial system was against Sharia. Eyewitnesses told Dawn that the […]

Polio teams to be deployed at district’s entry points

Polio teams to be deployed at district’s entry points RAWALPINDI: The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) on Friday asked the health department to deploy teams at the entry points of the district to administer anti-polio drops to the children coming from other provinces especially Khyber Pukhtunkhawa. “Most of the people, who had gone to their […]

Date extended for submission of entrance test form- University of Engineering & Technology UET Lahore

Date extended for submission of entrance test form- University of Engineering & Technology UET Lahore LAHORE: The University of Engineering and Technology on Friday extended the date for submission of admission forms for entrance test till Sept 3 (Monday). The UET will also continue students’ registration on Sunday (tomorrow). The entrance test for admission to the […]

Girls outshine boys in Inter exams – Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education BISE Hyderabad

Girls outshine boys in Inter exams – Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education BISE Hyderabad HYDERABAD: Girls swept almost all top positions in the annual examination for the Higher Secondary Certificate Part-II of all groups, according to results announced by the Hyderabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Friday. Top three positions in pre-medical group […]

HSC scrutiny forms – Board of Intermediate Education Karachi

HSC scrutiny forms – Board of Intermediate Education Karachi KARACHI: With mark sheets of regular students of science (pre-medical) group of the Higher Secondary School Certificate part-II annual examinations 2012 dispatched to colleges and to residences of private candidates, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi will be accepting scrutiny forms for the papers from Sept 3 […]

Light Activated Muscle Cells May Advance Biorobotics

Light Activated Muscle Cells May Advance Biorobotics Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and MIT have genetically engineered muscle cells to flex in response to light, which may one day enable highly articulated, flexible robots. Many robotic designs take nature as their muse: sticking to walls like geckos, swimming through water like tuna, sprinting across […]

New Nano-Scale Device Can Weigh Individual Molecules

New Nano-Scale Device Can Weigh Individual Molecules A gold particle five nanometers in width weighs just a few megadaltons, a tiny unit of measure used in biochemistry that is equivalent to the atomic mass unit. However, researchers at the California Institute of Technology and CEA-Leti, a government-funded research organization in Grenoble, France, have built a scale […]

The Counterintuitive Behavior of the Cucumber Tendril

The Counterintuitive Behavior of the Cucumber Tendril A new study from scientists at Harvard University describes the mechanism by which coiling occurs in the cucumber plant and suggests designs for biomimetic twistless springs with tunable mechanical responses. Harvard researchers, captivated by a strange coiling behavior in the grasping tendrils of the cucumber plant, have characterized […]

Genome Study Links Paternal Age to Conditions Such As Autism

Genome Study Links Paternal Age to Conditions Such As Autism J.B.S. Haldane proposed in the 1930s that children might inherit more mutations from their fathers than their mothers. This year, thanks to whole-genome sequencing of dozens of Icelandic families, it has been proven that the age at which a father sires children determines how many […]

Study Reveals How Lis1 Regulates Dynein Motility

Study Reveals How Lis1 Regulates Dynein Motility     By using common baker’s yeast as a model system, Harvard researchers discovered how the key motor protein dynein interacts with a molecule called Lis1. Molecular motors keep us alive. These cellular transport services, built from proteins, circulate essential chemical packages between the heart of the cell, […]

Tuberculosis Resistance to Backup Drugs Increases

Tuberculosis Resistance to Backup Drugs Increases According to a new study, more than 40% of tuberculosis infections that are resistant to front-line antibiotic treatments have also become resistant to some common backup drugs. Efforts to control tuberculosis are being hindered by the emergence of multi drug-resistant (MDR) strains, making it harder to combat. Researchers published […]

Ancient Genome Reveals Relationships between Denisovans and Present-Day Humans

Ancient Genome Reveals Relationships between Denisovans and Present-Day Humans A newly published study compares the Denisovan genome with those of the Neandertals and eleven modern humans from around the world, finding that modern populations from the islands of southeastern Asia share genes with the Denisovans and that the genomes of people from East Asia and […]

Extra Gaits in Horses Traced to Single Mutation

Extra Gaits in Horses Traced to Single Mutation In horses, unusual gaits have been traced to a single mutation. This endows them with a wider repertoire of gaits, showing that some seemingly complex physical traits can have a simple genetic basis. This could also elucidate the genes behind movement disorders in humans. The researchers published […]