15 06, 2019

Exploring new pathogens of infectious childhood illnesses


Faculty at Aga Khan University have secured a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – aimed at spurring innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of novel strains causing infectious diseases in newborns. The grant will support a project Metagenomics for Discovery of Novel Pathogens in Infectious Childhood Illnesses that [...]

15 01, 2019

SC Monitoring Judge visits ICCBS Forensic Lab


The Supreme Court’s Monitoring Judge of Anti-terrorism Courts, Justice Faisal Arab visited the under-construction Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory at the Jamil-ur-Rahman Centre for Genome Research at Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi. The monitoring judge, along with Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, Administrative Judge Anti-Terrorism Court for the province of [...]

15 05, 2018

International seminar on Halal Food at ICCBS-UoK


A one-day International Seminar-cum-Training Workshop on ‘Halal Food and Non-Food Science, Management’ was organized by Industrial Analytical Center of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi in association with SANHA Halaal Associates, Pakistan recently at LEJ Campus, Karachi. The Seminar was attended by representatives of Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority [...]

15 01, 2018

Developing new tools for effective disease controlling strategies stressed


New technologies are steamrolling their way towards people and businesses worldwide. The development of new technologies in the area of human health offers new avenues for success in the way the diseases are detected, managed, controlled and eradicated, said Prof. Ajmal Khan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Karachi. He was speaking at the Concluding Ceremony of the [...]

15 09, 2016

Smoking has broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome


Smoking leaves its "footprint" on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. The new findings suggest that DNA methylation could be an important sign that reveals an individual's smoking history, and could provide [...]

15 02, 2016

Over 912 graduates awarded degrees/medals at 15th Convocation of LUMHS Jamshoro


Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro holds its 15th Annual Convocation to confer degrees and gold medals to the graduates of MBBS, BDS, Nursing and Postgraduates of various disciplines at its Campus. More than 358 students of Bachelors of Medicine (MBBS), 93 of Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS), 405 of Nursing and 56 [...]

15 05, 2015

First DNA testing lab of Sindh launched


Institute of Bio-Medical Technology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) established forensic and molecular biology laboratory for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing. It is the first DNA lab in Sindh that will help identify bodies and offenders in sexual assault cases and ascertain paternity disputes. The Laboratory was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Syed Qaim [...]

15 09, 2014

Blood test could identify when cancer treatment has become detrimental


Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumour growth, a major new study shows. Researchers identified the emergence of drug-resistant cancer cells by testing repeated blood samples from patients with advanced prostate cancer.They set out a new 'treatment paradigm' - [...]

15 02, 2014

New genetic regions linked with type 2 diabetes identified


Largest study yet of diabetes genetics brings in data from 20 countries on four continents Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified in the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease. DNA data was brought together from more than 48,000 patients and 139,000 healthy controls from [...]

15 05, 2012

Role and function of Zinc in daily life discussed


MedRev Report   Abbott Laboratories Pakistan in collaboration with Express Media Group as a part of Abbott Academic Alliance organized an Awareness Seminar titled ‘Zinc se Zindagi – Role of Zinc in daily life’ recently inKarachi. The aim of the Seminar was to raise awareness amongst doctors about the importance of Zinc in daily life. Experts [...]

15 04, 2012

Novel gene therapies for cystic fibrosis continue to shape future global market


A groundbreaking gene therapy trial for cystic fibrosis (CF) was announced inUKrecently. This serves as yet another strong indicator that pharmaceutical and biotech companies are increasingly moving into the market with treatments that target the underlying cause of the disease, rather than just the symptoms. This announcement was made by the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene [...]

16 06, 2011

HPV Infection Highly Prevalent Among Organ Transplant Recipients


A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals an association between the human papillomavirus (betaPV) infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in organ transplant recipients. HPV is known to cause cervical cancer and SCC in the anogenital area and also plays a role in some forms of head and neck cancer. [...]