An imaginary circle of less than three kilometers encompasses what can safely be described as the hub for science in Karachi, Pakistan. Built with funds donated by individuals and groups from across the country in the last 50 years, the five centers for research that dot this particular area of Karachi University are now torch bearers in their respective fields.
Of these five centers, one is the only institute for human clinical trials in Pakistan, the other a core of computational biology and the third provides consultancy to people suffering from genetic diseases.
Besides world class research, these centers are also engaged in creating competent academia, providing solutions to hundreds of industries, as well as lending a hand in addressing various domestic issues.
The centers and their growth have been working towards what has been termed as a ‘silent revolution’ and had been described by Professor Wolfgang Voelter of Tubingen University as a ‘miracle.’ (more)
This is the historic visit of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah in 1953 at de”montmorency college of dentistry. Picture taken in the prosthodontic Laboratory. L to R Dr Zia ul Hassan, principal Dr Hassan Raza Shah, Dr A R Sheikh, Health Minister, ? Dr Abbas Haider. This description is given by Prof. B A Yazdanie was also present at the time.
Dashing cricketer Shahid Afridi is to front efforts to eradicate polio from Pakistan, going head-to-head with militants who have banned vaccinations in an al Qaeda-linked stronghold on the Afghan border.
The charismatic former Pakistan captain was born in Khyber district, which is part of the militant-infested tribal belt, and campaigners hope his Pashto credentials can persuade parents to inoculate their children.
“It is a noble cause and I am happy to be part of smashing polio from Pakistan which has crippled many children,” Afridi told AFP.
He said the main target was remote areas of Pakistan, such as the al Qaeda and Taliban infested tribal belt on the Afghan border. (complete news)
Dr. M. Naeem Taj, a talented general and laparoscopic surgeon currently heading the Department of Surgery at Islamabad’s Capital Hospital, has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records by successfully removing the world’s longest gall bladder through a 1 centimetre umbilical incision.
FAISALABAD: In 2004, Aarifa Karim Randhawa was the youngest ever Microsoft certified professional in the world. Born in 1995, she received the prestigious title at the age of nine.
On December 22, Aarifa was admitted to Lahore’s CMH hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. On Thursday, doctors said there is no hope for her survival, and that her life support could be switched off ‘at any time’.
Aarifa’s father, Lt Col (Retd) Amjad Karim Randhawa told The Express Tribune that she had suffered an epileptic attack, which caused severe brain and heart damage. Randhawa said “only a miracle will allow my brilliant, genius daughter to live now”. (complete news, previous post on her)
Aarifa Karim, a Pakistani girl from Faisalabad who became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in 2004 at the age of nine, is in a critical condition in a hospital, Express News reported on Thursday.
The doctors say that Karim had a heart attack which affected her brain, causing her to slip into a coma.
Karim had earned the Fatima Jinnah gold medal and Salam Pakistan Youth Award in 2005 over her achievement.
She was also invited to the Microsoft Headquarters in the US by Bill Gates for being the World’s youngest MCP.
Karim also earned her first flight certificate by flying a plane at a flying club in Dubai at the age of 10, and was invited by Microsoft in 2006 to be a key-note speaker at the Tech-Ed Developers Conference, where she was the only Pakistani among over 5,000 developers.
She is currently 16 years old and is studying at Lahore Grammar School Paragon Campus. (News)
Pakistani: We posted on her before 2 years ago here. We wish her a speedy recovery!
KARACHI: Dr. Tariq Ali Bangash who directed Pakistan’s first successful cadaver liver transplant at Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore shares his experiences regarding the historic achievement.
The inspiring lecture was organised by Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). Dr. Bangash said that Dr. Adeeb Rizvi has always been his inspiration and his father always encouraged him to be like Dr. Rizvi and nothing else. He said that Dr. Rizvi also did the homework of the first cadaver liver transplant in Pakistan.
The cadaveric liver transplant is a process in which the liver of a deceased person is transferred into a patient. In this case, the liver was donated by Mohammad Arsalan, a 16-year-old matriculation student from Lahore. Arsalan had been wounded and was admitted to the hospital three days before the transplantation and had asked his parents to donate his liver in the case of his death.
On August 13, 2011, Pakistani media highlighted the first successful attempt of a liver transplant. A team of professionals led by Dr. Bangash retrieved the liver at 3:30 pm; the transplant process started at 9:00 pm and finished the process at 5:00 am.
Pakistan Kidney Patients Association - Promotional Video (via MkProds)
Kidney or Renal diseases pose a serious trouble to Pakistanis of all ages and we are going to use this video to direct you to more information about the problem. Most of the time best safeguard against this is good information.