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3D-printed swabs: A new change in COVID-19 testing
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3D-printed swabs: A new change in COVID-19 testing

Nasopharyngeal swabs produced by 3D printing can provide comparable results to traditional swabs for SARS-CoV-2 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing, according to research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) recently published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. A multidisciplinary research team led by first author Cody Callahan of BIDMC’s department of…

Experts shed light on how to drive dental career further
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Experts shed light on how to drive dental career further

KARACHI: Dental education experts got together for a seminar on Zoom recently to discuss the ‘Higher Inter-Disciplinary Dental Education in London in a new era: Driving your career further.’ from the perspective of senior dental academicians.  The event was jointly organised by Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry and Fatima Jinnah Dental…

Drug-makers warn against banning raw material import from India
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Drug-makers warn against banning raw material import from India

Karachi: In a recent letter sent by Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association, it was requested to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) to get clearance from Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to import (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) APIs from India. The official notification forwarded by Secretary-General, PPMA, Nawaz Ahmed, mentioned that the…

Baqai Dental College goes online
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Baqai Dental College goes online

Karachi: With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the possibility of resuming life back to normal seems like a far-fetched dream. In the midst of this, Baqai Medical University decided to continue their academic year via virtual classes. Speaking to Dental News, Dr Ain-ul-Haq, Head of Department, Medical Education, Baqai Medical University, informed that the…

KMDC suspends 24 staffers on graft charges
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KMDC suspends 24 staffers on graft charges

KARACHI: Mayor Wasim Akhtar recently suspended 24 employees of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) in the light of an inquiry committee report against them. He had formed a three-member committee after the college principal sent him a report regarding misappropriation in the head of the salary. The committee in its report had found 24…

Experts find biomarkers for neurological disease in teeth
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Experts find biomarkers for neurological disease in teeth

NEW YORK, U.S./ANN ARBOR, Mich., U.S.: Mount Sinai scientists have identified biological markers present in childhood that relate to the degenerative and often fatal neurological disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known Lou Gehrig’s disease. The researchers found the markers in the teeth of patients who went on to develop ALS as adults. ALS…

Peek into PIA crash forensics with Dr. Humayun
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Peek into PIA crash forensics with Dr. Humayun

Karachi: Dr. Humayun Temoor urged that we should preserve our dental records since it has been regarded as the most valuable source for identification in case of accidents such as PIA (Pakistan International Airline) flight crash that recently happened in Karachi. Sharing insights into the identification process involved in autopsy, Dr Humayun Temoor, Pakistan’s first…

Everything you need to know about dental veneers
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Everything you need to know about dental veneers

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that dentists can place on the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can hide stained, chipped, and uneven teeth. For some people, having damaged or discolored teeth can affect their confidence or self-esteem. Dental veneers can help improve the appearance of the teeth. This article discusses…

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