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TODAY IN MICROBIOLOGY

28 July 2018

28 July is celebrated as world Hepatitis day all over the world. This day was dedicated to spread awareness and enhance research against hepatitis disease. Over 276 million people are suffering from Hepatitis B virus (HBV) while over 76 million people are suffering with Hepatitis C virus (HCV), these statistics which are shown on WHO website are one and half year old. 
The theme of the World Hepatitis Day is Test. Treat. Hepatitis. The major event will be held in Mongolia where rate of this infection is very high as compared to rest of the world. 

 

Hepatitis infection causes, prevention and cure

Today 28 July 2018 is World Hepatitis day is being celebrated worldwide. The day was started by various European and Middle Eastern patient groups in order to spread awareness about disease and emphasize research on it. Initially it was declared by World Hepatitis...
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Nipah Virus (NiV) Introduction, Outbreaks and Infections

These days there are some emerging viral infections which are being discussed in the world around. Ebola outbreak has emerged in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  in Africa which is still not come to an end. Meanwhile a new viral outbreak has been reported from...
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WHO holds seminar on “Polio the End Game Strategy” at University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore

A seminar was conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) on Polio eradication, the Endgame Strategy in UHS Lahore. The theme of the seminar was "Polio the End Game Strategy" and was focused on polio eradication efforts by WHO in cooperation with National Emergency...
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Ancient humans genome analysis confirms hepatitis B virus (HBV) disease

According to World Health Organization (WHO)  there are an estimated 257 million people suffering from hepatitis B virus infection which attacks liver and result into hepatocellular carcinoma. The virus is transmitted via contact i.e.  blood transfusion, mother to...
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Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) conducted two day conference on biotechnology in Lahore

Pakistan council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) conducted a two day conference on biotechnology. The subject of the conference was "Innovation and Commercialization in Biotechnology". The conference which was held at PCSIR auditorium in  Lahore lasted...
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Discovery of a new antibacterial from soil microorganisms which is effective against multidrug Resistant Gram-positive pathogens

Multidrug resistance bacteria are a serious problem worldwide and researchers are trying to find the solution to this problem. In a recent study they are successful in the discovery of a chemical from bacteria from soil which are effective against multidrug Resistant...
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The theme for World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and Diabetes

This year the theme of world diabetes day is women and diabetes.Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease in which pancreas does not produce insulin or insulin in the body does not work, it is associated with obesity, laziness, reduced physical activity and genetic...
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24 October, World Polio Day

Today is a world Polio day, which is celebrated throughout the world on 24 October every year. World Polio Day was established by Rotary International on the occasion of the birth of Jonas Salk in 2002, pioneer of...
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IN THE NEWS

Hepatitis infection causes, prevention and cure

Today 28 July 2018 is World Hepatitis day is being celebrated worldwide. Each year this day is celebrated in many countries in order to spread awareness among people about infection control, strategies, free screening, poster shows, concerts, immunization and treatment regiments after infection. Every year it has a theme which is announced by WHO. This years theme for World Hepatitis Day 2018 is “Test. Treat. Hepatitis“.Read More

WHO holds seminar on “Polio the End Game Strategy” at University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore

A seminar was conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) on Polio eradication, the Endgame Strategy in UHS Lahore. The theme of the seminar was “Polio the End Game Strategy” and was focused on polio eradication efforts by WHO Read More

Ancient humans genome analysis confirms hepatitis B virus (HBV) disease

In a study which was conducted recently in Cambridge university, the researchers have found that ancient humans had hepatitis B virus in their genomes. This shows that this disease had been a part of human illness approximately four thousand years ago. This era in history has been called as late Bronze Age and Iron Age of human civilization. Read More

Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) conducted two day conference on biotechnology in Lahore

Pakistan council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) conducted a two day conference on biotechnology. The subject of the conference was “Innovation and Commercialization in Biotechnology”. Read More

Virologists discover RNA viruses previously unknown present in vertebrates

Virologists at Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing has discovered RNA virus species that are or may belong to the family of today’s most dangerous such as influenza, Ebola Read More

OPINIONS AND ARTICLES

Scope of Microbiology

This is a question of pupils who had recently graduated from their high schools or colleges, questioning about their future study path, most of them pose question about microbiology field and its scope....

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