Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Surgeons test spider silk to treat nerve damage

Surgeons test spider silk to treat nerve damage Researchers in Hanover are looking into how the fiber in spider webs can be used to help connect new nerve fibers and veins in humans. The spider fiber could also change how surgeons treat wounds. Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, is one of the world’s most common […]

German court allows patients to grow own pot

German court allows patients to grow own pot A German court has ruled in favor of allowing seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis for medical treatment. But the ruling, with certain stipulations, could still prevent self-cultivation for some patients. Michael F. is seriously ill. For more than 20 years, the craftsman from the […]

Flying Squirrels Can Adjust Speed and Flight Dynamically

Flying Squirrels Can Adjust Speed and Flight Dynamically Flying squirrels, a tribe of 44 species of the family Sciuridae, might look reckless as they fling themselves through the air, but scientists have reported that there is a certain measure of finesse involved. The squirrels are able to actively manipulate the furry membrane that stretches between […]

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging Scientists have discovered a protein that seems to protect animals from cancer and other deficiencies of old age, with no downsides. The research on protein BubR1 could offer clues on how protecting chromosomes can enhance health. Cancer biologist Jan van Deursen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, […]

Comb Jellies Have Proteins to Generate & Sense Light

Comb Jellies Have Proteins to Generate & Sense Light Comb jellies, known as the phylum Ctenophora, live in marine waters worldwide. They have a distinctive feature in their groups of cilia, which they use to swim. They are the largest animals that use cilia as a means to swim. Adults range from a few millimeters […]

Kids Teased About Food Allergies No Laughing Matter

Kids Teased About Food Allergies No Laughing Matter TOKYO — School bullying is a well-known problem, but one particular type is raising fresh concern. It involves children with food allergies. Students, parents and teachers may not be aware that the consequences can be fatal. Nearly one-third of students diagnosed with food allergies are bullied at school […]

Mice Study Indicates Cholesterol Drug Might Help Treat Serious Malaria Cases

Mice Study Indicates Cholesterol Drug Might Help Treat Serious Malaria Cases Each year, an estimated 500,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa develop the most serious form of malaria, so-called cerebral malaria.  Experts say many of those who do not die from this parasitic infection go on, years later, to develop memory problems and learning difficulties.  Now, […]

Researchers Say Acts of Kindness Key to Students’ Happiness

Researchers Say Acts of Kindness Key to Students’ Happiness School children who make an effort to be nice to their peers are happier and may learn better than children who do not perform acts of kindness. Researchers believe that kindness among students might also promote greater peer acceptance and reduce bullying. A team of Canadian […]

Pakistan – where a mother dies every 20 minutes

Pakistan – where a mother dies every 20 minutes ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s public health crisis can be underscored with the fact that a mother dies every 20 minutes in Pakistan. While this is known to most policy makers and media, it hardly ever makes headlines. With an estimated population of 181.68 million people, Pakistan is […]

Mother, her four children diagnosed with AIDS

Mother, her four children diagnosed with AIDS LAHORE – A mother and four of her kids have been diagnosed with AIDS in the city’s Burki area and the five of them have been shifted to a local hospital for medical assistance. The father of the kids has already passed away from the same disease. Health […]

Another day, another health scandal

Another day, another health scandal LAHORE – Less than a month after the Tyno scandal, Punjab government is under fire as at least 16 more people from Gujranwala died on Saturday due to consumption of another faulty cough syrup, Pakistan Today has learnt. The death toll from the latest cough syrup-scandal has climbed to 33 […]

FPCCI acquaints National Defence University (NDU) team with PAK economy

FPCCI acquaints National Defence University (NDU) team with PAK economy KARACHI – A high-ranking delegation of the National Security Workshop of the National Defence University (NDU) visited Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) as part of their course on Saturday. The delegation was comprised of parliamentarians, bureaucrats, representatives of the private sector, members Civil […]

Training youths to guarantee better future- Resource Generation and Outreach Department (RGO) of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT)

Training youths to guarantee better future- Resource Generation and Outreach Department (RGO) of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) KARACHI – The Resource Generation and Outreach Department (RGO) of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) organised the certificate awarding ceremony for the 31st batch of student volunteer programme. On this occasion, Prof Adibul Hasan […]

Fatima Jinnah Dental College FJDC Karachi holds 8th White Coat Ceremony

Fatima Jinnah Dental College FJDC Karachi holds 8th White Coat Ceremony Karachi – Shortage of dentists in the country and lack of awareness of oral heath were among the topics highlighted at the 8th white coat ceremony of Fatima Jinnah Dental College. Only one dental surgeon is available for over 10,000 people in Pakistan, said Ziauddin […]

Green Business Initiative – Forman Christian College FCC University FCCU Lahore

Green Business Initiative – Forman Christian College FCC University FCCU Lahore FCC’s first Green Business Initiative will be a national inter-university competition. The event will focus on different ideas/ways given by the competing teams (consisting of 3-5 members), through which development of green businesses can take place in Pakistan. Possible solutions would also be highlighted about […]