Daily Archives: September 5th, 2012

Private colleges barred from holding test: PMDC wants NTS merit precede ad for admissions

Private colleges barred from holding test: PMDC wants NTS merit precede ad for admissions Lahore: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has directed that all private medical and dental institutions in all provinces shall advertise for admission of students only after the determination of final order of merit by the respective provincial testing/admission authorities or […]

Power to 127 schools and offices disconnected

Power to 127 schools and offices disconnected Karachi: The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) on Tuesday disconnected power to over a 100 government schools being run by the office of EDO Elementary Education as well as 27 other offices and institutions of the same department due to outstanding electricity bills amounting to Rs34.3 million. According […]

$4m for flood-hit schools

$4m for flood-hit schools Karachi: The United States will give another four million dollars to the Pakistan government for rehabilitating around 450 schools which were damaged by floods in four districts of southern Sindh. Sindh’s education secretary, Mukhtiar Hussain Soomro, and the deputy mission director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Edward […]

Sit-in against University of Sindh Jamshoro VC disrupts traffic

Sit-in against University of Sindh Jamshoro VC disrupts traffic Hyderabad: Activists of civil society organisations under the aegis of the Save Sindh University and Education Committee (SSUEC) staged an hour-long sit-in at a section of the Super Highway near the Kotri crossing on Tuesday and demanded the removal of Sindh University vice chancellor Dr Nazir […]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa DAE exams results 2012 – Ghandhara College clinches top positions in DAE exams

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa DAE exams results 2012 – Ghandhara College clinches top positions in DAE exams Peshawar: The students of the Gandhara College of Technology clinched the overall top three positions as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Technical Education Peshawar declared the results of the Diploma of Associate Engineers (DAE) examination 2012 on Tuesday. The results were […]

MoU signed for exchange of students, faculty between the University of Peshawar and Hanbat National University South Korea

MoU signed for exchange of students, faculty between the University of Peshawar and Hanbat National University South Korea Pesahwar: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the University of Peshawar and Hanbat National University South Korea for exchange of students and faculty for capacity-building and higher studies. A press release said that under the […]

Mapping neurological disease

Mapping neurological disease New algorithm can analyze information from medical images to identify diseased areas of the brain and connections with other regions. Disorders such as schizophrenia can originate in certain regions of the brain and then spread out to affect connected areas. Identifying these regions of the brain, and how they affect the other […]

Understanding gambling addiction

Understanding gambling addiction For machine gamblers, it’s not whether they win or lose — it’s how much they play the game. Odds are that you imagine gamblers as people simply trying to get lucky and win a big payoff. But when Natasha Schull, an associate professor in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), […]

Protein impedes microcirculation of malaria-infected red blood cells

Protein impedes microcirculation of malaria-infected red blood cells MIT-led research team finds that protein significantly reduces infected cells’ ability to squeeze through tiny channels compared to healthy cells. When the parasite responsible for malaria infects human red blood cells, it launches a 48-hour remodeling of the host cells. During the first 24 hours of this […]

Turning on key enzyme blocks tumor formation Drug-like molecule restores normal cell metabolism, preventing cancer cells from growing.

Turning on key enzyme blocks tumor formation - Drug-like molecule restores normal cell metabolism, preventing cancer cells from growing. Unlike ordinary cells, cancer cells devote most of their energy to reproducing themselves. To do this, they must trigger alternative metabolic pathways that produce new cellular building blocks, such as DNA, carbohydrates and lipids. Chemical compounds that […]

New Heart Stents Better Than Old Ones, Study Says (Watch Video)

New Heart Stents Better Than Old Ones, Study Says (Watch Video) This page requires Adobe Flash Player Stents are used to keep coronary arteries open after a procedure called angioplasty. Some stents contain medicine that is released over time. It was thought that these stents would be more effective than plain metal ones, but early […]

Studies Reveal Health Benefits of Vitamin D in TB and HIV

Studies Reveal Health Benefits of Vitamin D in TB and HIV New research suggests that mega-doses of vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine vitamin,” may help fight both tuberculosis and reduce the risk of death from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. An estimated 1.5 million people die each year of tuberculosis amid concerns that the […]

Young Reformers Gilgit-Baltistan provide career guidance – orman Christian College FCC University FCCU Lahore

Young Reformers Gilgit-Baltistan provide career guidance - orman Christian College FCC University FCCU Lahore Nayyar Abbas, a student of BSc Economics, has initiated a career counseling group in collaboration with other students from his area of Gilgit- Baltistan. The group, called the “Young Reformers Gilgit-Baltistan”, coaches students from the area to help them make better career […]

LUMS Faculty Addresses UN Meeting – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

LUMS Faculty Addresses UN Meeting - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Dr. Osama Siddique, Associate Professor, Department of Law and Policy at LUMS addressed the Third Annual Legal Empowerment Asia Partnership (LEAP) Meeting held at Hanoi, Vietnam from August 27-29, 2012. Dr. Siddique was invited to share his expertise by the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional […]

NUMŪD, Now Available for Students and Faculty – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

NUMŪD, Now Available for Students and Faculty - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS The Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature has published ‘NUMŪD’, the first ever Urdu literary magazine, which is solely the endeavour of LUMS students. It has been edited by a team of five students. Umer Naeem Sukhera was the editor, while sub-editors, […]