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Pakistani scientist found plastic eating fungus to combat garbage problem

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Plastic eating fungus has been found in garbage dump of Islamabad, Pakistan claimed researchers. Researchers have found a species of fungus, known as Aspergillus tubingensis that feed off of plastic. This fungus can grow on plastic itself and breaks down the bonds between the molecules to pull them apart to degrade. Scientist is of the view […]…Read More

Speakers call for concrete steps to combat environmental hazards

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article image FAISALABAD: Speakers have called for steps to combat environmental hazards and adopt healthy lifestyle to reduce diseases and mortality rate as 3.8 million people die of diabetes each year only; whereas cancer kills 1.37 million people. They were addressing at one-day symposium titled andquot;one healthandquot; arranged by US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security, University of Agriculture Faisalabad at New Senate…Read More

Skill development needed to combat biosecurity threats

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The fast pace of research in life sciences there is a need to develop skills of scientists and researchers to combat biological threats within the region by providing training on biosecurity, biosafety, pathogen surveillance, and infectious disease surveillance and disaster response. This was the crux of the three-day Regional Workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Life Sciences Research hosted by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in collaboration with…Read More

Emerging anthelmintic resistance and medicinal plants as an alternative to combat resistance

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article image The worms are adversely affecting the efficiency of animals causing a huge financial loss to their owners. In our country the areas where animals are mostly fed on grazing, animals are at risk of heavy worm infestation. Generally, there are two types of parasites which can cause harm to the animals Ectoparasites and endoparasites. Ectoparasites are those which attack on the skin of the animal and damage the skin and transmit various pathogens through their bite. Ectoparasites include…Read More

Medicinal plants – an alternative to combat gastrointestinal parasitism

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article image IMPORTANCE OF LIVESTOCK SECTOR There are multiple factors which play their role in establishing the economy of any country. Among these factors, Livestock have vital role in economic strength of any country by producing, milk, meat, wool, hide, farm yard manure and many other animal by-products. There are 1750.5 million heads of cattle and buffaloes, 2439.2 million heads of sheep and goats, 27.4 million heads of camel and 21554.8 million heads of chickens are found worldwide which…Read More

Medicinal plants as an alternative to combat gastrointestinal parasitism

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article image THERE ARE multiple factors which play their role in establishing the economy of any country. Among these factors, Livestock has vital role in the economic strength of any country by producing, milk, meat, wool, hide, farm yard manure and many other animal by-products. There are 1750.5 million heads of cattle and buffaloes, 2439.2 million heads of sheep and goats, 27.4 million heads of camel and 21554.8 million heads of chickens are found worldwide which are producing milk 770.8 million…Read More

NDMA unleashes 15-year plan to combat disasters

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) unleashed a 15-year plan to the partners in a conference to adapt to common debacles on the premise of National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). The goal of the conference was to reveal the future arrangement for usage of NDMP concentrating on Multi Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessments (MHVRA), Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM), Capacity Building intercessions including Emergency Responses Exercises for…Read More

NDMA unleashes 15-year plan to combat disasters

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) unleashed a 15-year plan to the partners in a conference to adapt to common debacles on the premise of National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). The goal of the conference was to reveal the future arrangement for usage of NDMP concentrating on Multi Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessments (MHVRA), Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM), Capacity Building intercessions including Emergency Responses Exercises for…Read More

Climate diplomacy essential to combat climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The European Union organized a gathering in relation to celebrate Climate Change Diplomacy Day (CCDD) which is celebrated each year on June 17. The diplomats including Ambassadors of Germany and France were the focal persons behind idea of the event. The event aimed at organizing stakeholders at one forum to discuss global climate challenges and work in coordination with each other to minimize its adverse impacts that have rung panic alarms around the world. Federal…Read More

Climate diplomacy essential to combat climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The European Union organized a gathering in relation to celebrate Climate Change Diplomacy Day (CCDD) which is celebrated each year on June 17. The diplomats including Ambassadors of Germany and France were the focal persons behind idea of the event. The event aimed at organizing stakeholders at one forum to discuss global climate challenges and work in coordination with each other to minimize its adverse impacts that have rung panic alarms around the world. Federal…Read More