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Working of drug testing lab goes to the dogs
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Working of drug testing lab goes to the dogs

MN Report KARACHI- Working of Sindh Drug Testing Laboratory (SDTL), tasked with the job of ensuring that medicines being manufactured and available in markets of the province are of quality, has been badly affected in the absence of its two senior officials, it was reliably learnt. According to sources, posts of two senior officers –…

Brain-eating amoeba claims first life of 2015
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Brain-eating amoeba claims first life of 2015

KWSB, KMC asked to take steps against deadly virus  MN Report KARACHI- Sindh health department has asked its officers as well as the officials of the provincial local government department, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to take proper measures to ensure no one becomes victim of deadly brain-eating amoeba…

Over 800 ACPA members share latest scientific research
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Over 800 ACPA members share latest scientific research

CALIFORNIA: More than 800 national and international ACPA members of American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) gathered at California’s The Westin Mission Hills hotel in Palm Springs to share the latest scientific research across more than 30 disciplines, including surgery, dentistry, speech pathology, genetics, otolaryngology, and psychology. The keynote speaker at this week’s meeting of the…

Vaccination lowers pneumonia incidence among elderly people
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Vaccination lowers pneumonia incidence among elderly people

  Utrecht, March 19, 2015 – A pneumococcal vaccine helps prevent pneumonia among people over the age of 65. Research among some 85,000 Dutch subjects shows that vaccination halves the number of hospitalizations due to infection with this bacterium. Researchers at University Medical Center (UMC) of Utrecht, in collaboration with Pfizer, published these results today…

Virology lab needed in Sindh for viral diseases
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Virology lab needed in Sindh for viral diseases

MN Report KARACHI – Sindh’s Province urgently needs a state-of-the-art Virology Laboratory to cater to various viral disease like bird flu, crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), dengue and other viral diseases in future. The state-of-the-art virology laboratory provides a full range of diagnostic services for the detection and monitoring of viral illnesses…

Promoting research on social sciences is a top priority at HEC
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Promoting research on social sciences is a top priority at HEC

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD– The HEC has been endeavoring to promote and intensify research in social sciences. This was stated by the Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) – Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, recently. The Chairman also stated that; “We have set-up a dedicated social sciences section at HEC to identify realities of diverse…

AKU to build a new Research Centre in Matiari
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AKU to build a new Research Centre in Matiari

Matiari- The ground-breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University’s Matiari Research and Training Centre took place recently. The construction of the state-of-the-art one-storey building will enable the University to expand its research on mother and child issues in support of national health policy and to strengthen the capacity of local, on-the-ground health care practitioners. The…

UK Scientists begin Human trials for new Ebola vaccine
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UK Scientists begin Human trials for new Ebola vaccine

According to an international Ebola Update; Scientists at Oxford University have begun human trials for a new Ebola vaccine. 72 healthy adult volunteers between the ages of 18-50 have begun receiving the drug which was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson. The vaccine was initially tested in monkeys and gave the animals…

A pint of donated blood can save three lives
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A pint of donated blood can save three lives

KARACHI- Renowned Haematologist – Dr Saqib Hussain Ansari, recently stated that; One pint of blood can save three lives and every healthy person can donate blood after every three months, which will also have a positive impact on the donor’s body. He shared these views during a meeting with representatives of blood banks, who visited…

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