Daily Archives: September 6th, 2012

What Is a Boson? Einstein Was the First to Know

What Is a Boson? Einstein Was the First to Know Recently people around the world have been exposed to an unfamiliar scientific term, due to the observation of a new elementary particle by physicists at CERN. The term is “boson,” and the particle, the Higgs boson, completes a chapter in the modern sub-atomic description of […]

Yale team finds order amidst the chaos within the human genome; Mom and Dad’s contributions counted and fossil DNA not dead after all

Yale team finds order amidst the chaos within the human genome; Mom and Dad’s contributions counted and fossil DNA not dead after all The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project is the effort of hundreds of scientists to describe the workings of the human genome. Their research, outlined in 30 papers published in multiple journals […]

Chronic Alcohol Use Rewires Brain Circuitry

Chronic Alcohol Use Rewires Brain Circuitry A newly published study involving mice reveals that heavy alcohol use actually rewires brain circuitry, making it harder for alcoholics to recover psychologically following a traumatic experience. Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Doctors have long recognized a link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). […]

New Gene Therapy Has the Ability to Restore Sense of Smell in Mice

New Gene Therapy Has the Ability to Restore Sense of Smell in Mice A new gene therapy has the ability to fix a defective sense of smell in mice by repairing problems with the cilia on their olfactory neurons. This study suggests that abnormalities in cilia can be treated, but it remains unclear how these […]

Biodiversity on Earth Increases with Global Warming

Biodiversity on Earth Increases with Global Warming It would seem logical that periods of global warming in Earth’s history started the extinction pulses that defined the geological record. However, that’s not the case as a report that was published this week proves. The warming of Earth is accompanied by an increased biodiversity. That doesn’t mean […]

A Fifth of All Invertebrates on Earth Threatened by Extinction

A Fifth of All Invertebrates on Earth Threatened by Extinction One in five of Earth’s invertebrate species are currently threatened with extinction. These creatures represent 99% of the biodiversity on Earth. Until now, scientists haven’t attempted a comprehensive review of the conservation status of this many species. Less than 1% of invertebrates had been assessed […]

Liminib, A New Molecule with Anti-Cancer and Anti-Metastatic Properties

Liminib, A New Molecule with Anti-Cancer and Anti-Metastatic Properties A team of researchers have discovered a new molecule with anti-cancer and anti-metastatic properties that targets the multiplication of cells and their mobility, possibly preventing the formation of metastases. A new molecule with anti-cancer and anti-metastatic properties has been discovered by teams from CNRS, CEA, the […]

US to fund science and technology

US to fund science and technology ISLAMABAD: US Charge d’ Affaires Richard Hoagland on Wednesday announced $4 million (more than Rs378 million) for the fifth phase of Pakistan United States Sciences and Technology Cooperation Programme at Higher Education Commission (HEC). Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, Executive Director HEC Prof Dr […]

Laptops in hand, Young doctors association (YDA) protest against Chief Minister Punjab

Laptops in hand, Young doctors association (YDA) protest against Chief Minister Punjab RAWALPINDI: Young doctors association (YDA) on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration and staged a sit-in, in front of Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and warned Punjab government to improve service structure and quash the criminal charges against the Lahore’s young doctors within two weeks, otherwise […]

The rigours of gridlock amid YDA agitation

The rigours of gridlock amid YDA agitation LAHORE: Young doctors of various public-sector health facilities took to Jail Road on Wednesday to press the government to notify the service structure. The doctors staged a sit-in around 11am on Jail Road outside Services Hospital, which led to hours-long traffic blockade on the adjoining arteries. Some ambulances […]

Survey finds 61pc schoolchildren using addictive stuff

Survey finds 61pc schoolchildren using addictive stuff KARACHI: A non-governmental organisation working for better child health has found that 61 per cent of the students of the schools in the city it has surveyed were addicted to sweet and scented betel nuts (chhalia), betel leaves, gutka, cigarettes and shisha. A senior person heading the survey […]

Punjab University Academic Staff Association to organize seminar on “Pakistan’s Defence Situation” today

Punjab University Academic Staff Association to organize seminar on “Pakistan’s Defence Situation” today LAHORE:: Punjab University Academic Staff Association is organizing a seminar on “Defence Situation of Pakistan” on Thursday (today) September 6 at 6 pm at Al-Raazi Hall Center for Undergraduate Studies. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran will preside over the seminar while Ex-DG […]

Unrest fuels marijuana boom in Pakistan

Unrest fuels marijuana boom in Pakistan JAMRUD: Jam Bazaar in Pakistan is cramped with guns, pistols and marijuana, living proof of a booming market in what hawkers call the best medicine or “black gold” in the world. In Pakistan, marijuana is a much loved indulgence. So much so, people are forking out double if not […]

Service structure: Doctors block Jail Road in new round of protests

Service structure: Doctors block Jail Road in new round of protests LAHORE: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Punjab blocked Jail Road in front of Services Hospital for around three hours on Wednesday as it kicked off a fresh campaign of protests to push for revisions to the service structure for doctors. The protest was peaceful, […]

Institute of Business Administration (IBA Sukkur students work with farmers to increase yields

Institute of Business Administration (IBA Sukkur  students work with farmers to increase yields SUKKUR: Two students from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) organised a cotton plant exhibition, competition and cotton-growing seminar in Nara tehsil, Khairpur Mirs and invited farmers and stakeholders, according to a press release issued by IBA on Wednesday. This was the first […]