Tag: cancer

Over 2 million skin cancer cases may prevents by Montreal Protocol each year

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article image NOU: The Ministry of Climate Change, National Ozone Unit in collaboration with Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) organized an interactive awareness workshop on standards in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning sector. The workshop was aimed to highlight the global efforts of Pakistan for preserving the Earth and its fragile atmosphere. Pakistan has made a major headway to achieve targets fixed under the Montreal Protocol for phasing out the use of ozone depleting…Read More

Dr Sherwani identified biofilm as a tool of infection in H.pylori causing cancer

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article image C2 FUUAST: The young and dynamic microbiologist Dr Sikandar K. Sherwani of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi identified Biofilm as a tool of infection in World’s first cancer causing bacterium – H. pylori, while working on Helicobacter pylori biofilm formation aspect in his Deans’ granted research project. He identified Biofilm a sugary slimy layer-for […]…Read More

Medicinal radio-isotopes can be beneficial for accurate diagnosis of cancer: Prof Dr Qaim

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Each year, tens of millions of patients receive accelerator-based diagnoses and therapy in hospitals and clinics around the world. Particle accelerators are used to produce radioisotopes for medical diagnosis and therapy, and as source of beams of electrons, protons, and heavier charged particles for medical treatment, this was stated by Prof. Dr. S. M. Qaim, Foreign Fellow PAS, Research Centre Jülich and University of Cologne, Germany, while delivering a lecture on "…Read More

Photothermal therapy of cancer with gold nanoparticles

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article image One nanometer is a billionth of a meter and nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at nanoscale or in other words at molecular level which gives precision and accuracy in their design and function. Nanotechnology has potential to revolutionize each and every filed of science and technology. In the field of biomedical research, it will change the basis for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Cancer is a group of diseases identified asuncontrolled cell division and resulting…Read More

Arsenic contaminated water cause of cancer

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STAFF REPORT KHI: It is alarming that arsenic-laced water is being consumed in the city, which is one of the major causes of cancer, said Dr Zafar Fatmi, an environmental health expert and associate professor at Aga Khan University. Dr. Fatmi was speaking at a seminar recently organised by the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) to mark the World Water Day. He explained how arsenic contamination has greatly affected human health and said failure to provide…Read More

Pak US scientist facilitated on cancer discovery

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani, facilitated Pakistan-American scientist Nergis Mavalvala for her outstanding achievement in the field of astrophysics. Mavalvala is Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and Associate Department Head of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. She was part of an international team of scientists who have detected gravitational waves, inaugurating a new and historic era…Read More

Pak scientist develops device to enable early cancer detection

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: A Pakistani electrical engineer based in the US has developed a device that helps in detecting cancer early, which is one of the biggest factors in successfully fighting the fatal disease. Samir Iqbal, an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), detailed his team’s results in a recent Nature Scientific Reports paper called "Effects of Nanotexture on Electrical Profiling of Single Tumor…Read More

Anti-cancer affectivity of Soybean

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article image SOYBEAN IS one of the most important sources of protein and oil in the world. Soybean seeds contain 20% high quality oil and 36% protein on dry weight basis. Dry mature raw soybean typically contains 30% lipids and 9.3% dietary fibre. According to USDA, proteins and lipids combined make up is more than 60% of soybean on dry weight basis. Usually animal’s proteins have those essential amino acids which are required by human body but the interesting fact is that soybean protein has eight…Read More

Pinktober Celebrated by Mobilink to increase Breast Cancer awareness.

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article image Mobilink celebrated Pinktober in association with Pink Ribbon at the iconic Pakistan Monument shakarparian Islamabad, as a means to support Pink Ribbon’s campaign to increase awareness about Breast Cancer. Mobilink is the only cellular organization that supports this cause for the past 5 years, as they believe that to aware people about health can creates a healthy society. This Pinktober is celebrated in the month of October by turning famous mornuments into pink... Mobilink carried…Read More

Bio-repository, Cancer Registry projects open

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Bio-repository and Cancer Registry Projects have been inaugurated at the Department of Pathology, Dow International Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences Ojha Campus. Prof. Naeem A. Jafarey, the chief guest on the occasion, said that in this era of Molecular Pathology, Gene Chip Technology is the futuristic approach to be adopted by the universities as a priority for disease diagnosis and treatment. The Dow University has upgraded the state-of-the-art,…Read More