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TODAY IN MICROBIOLOGY

25 April 2018

25 April 2018 is being celebrated worldwide to focus and enhance efforts to eliminate Malaria,  a disease which can be fatal and which affects millions of people, claiming many lives annually all over the globe.This years theme for Malaria day is  “Ready to beat malaria” . The theme emphasizes the global malarial community to advance towards the goal of malaria -free world. Since the modern days of human civilization Malaria has been a life-threatening disease which is due to female mosquitoes Anopheles. Parasitic protozoans are the causative agent of Malaria. which are present in mosquitoes. Mosquitoes  carry parasites in their body which are transmitted to the human body.  According to the latest “World Malaria Report”, released in November 2017, there were 216 million cases of malaria in 2016, up from 211 million cases in 2015. The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 445 000 in 2016, a similar number to the previous year (446 000).

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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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

Discovery of a new antibacterial from soil microorganisms which is effective against multidrug Resistant Gram-positive pathogens

In a recent study they are successful in the discovery of a chemical from bacteria from soil which are effective against multidrug Resistant (MDR) bacteria especially gram positive pathogens.Read More

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