KU VC highlights impact of health on creativity, innovation.

KARACHI -- Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Friday highlighted the impact of health on creativity and innovation and persuaded the students to launch new startups.

He was speaking at the 6th Annual Research Talk organized by the Department of Physiology, KU in the M.H.Qazi Auditorium here, said a statement.

Dr Iraqi cherished the concept of ART and motivated young scientists to have high dreams, positive thinking, and purposeful energy usage.

He briefly discussed the initiation of the new degree programme in Human Nutrition offered by the Food Science and Technology Department.

He emphasized adopting new skills for better compliance. Think big was the home-taken message for the future of Pakistan by Dr Iraqi.

Keynote speaker, Dr Mushtaq Hussain from Dow University of Health Sciences elaborated the sustainability in vivo models and emphasized the use of Drosophila Melanogstei for research purposes as its cost-effective, easily accessible system establishment of the fly, with zero ethical concerns and suitable for most of the experimental studies.

He highlighted that the 60 percent genetic homology of Drosophila with human makes it a good choice since the pathophysiological conditions of humans are easily translatable in Drosophila.

Dr Hussain shared with the young scientists about the establishment and functionality of two fly laboratories in Pakistan at LUMS and DUHS.

While discussing his current research, Dr Hussain mentioned the devastating impact of consanguineous marriages on sterility, rate of abortion, life birth rate, life span, development, and muscular activities, using Drosophila as the model subject.

He emphasized the ease of research especially drug development is outstanding in Drosophila, exemplified by the current cancer treatment drug mathoatraxate.

Dr Muhammad Nisar, faculty at the Department of Physiology, shared his key findings to nurture potential researchers and elaborated the emerging concepts of inflammatory mechanisms in obesity induce type-2 diabetes mellitus where inflammatory markers interfere with the metabolism and alter the homeostasis of glucose.

He explored the effect of Teucrium...

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