Monthly Archives: December 2010

Aga Khan University, Pakistan: Admissions 2011

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A very Happy and Peacefull New Year – 2011

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Exclusive Download: Mind, Heart & Soul in the Fight Against POVERTY by Katherine Marshall and Lucy Keough

Review: In book, Katherine Marshall and Lucy Keough provide a comprehensive analysis of the role of faith in the global fight against poverty, advocating increased dialogue among development institutions. Marshall and Keough explore numerous issues ranging from community level interventions … Continue reading

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Aga Khan University, Pakistan: 200 AKU Alumni Participate in Free Health Camps

Karachi, Pakistan, December 28, 2010: Health camps offering free medical checkups and advice were set up in Karimabad, Federal B Area; Bilal Colony, Korangi; Sultanabad, and the New Sabzi Mandi areas of Karachi by Aga Khan University alumni, as part … Continue reading

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Preserving Heritage, and the Fabric of Life, in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria — At first glance it seems an unremarkable scene: a quiet plaza shaded by date palms in the shadow of this city’s immense medieval Citadel, newly restored to its looming power. Foreign tourists sit side by side with … Continue reading

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Windows 8 on ARM, but don’t hold your breath

All signs point to the next version of Windows running on ARM, the emerging global silicon standard for smartphones and tablets. But don’t get too excited–it won’t happen until 2012 at the earliest and just as likely not until 2013. … Continue reading

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Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic

Both low and high levels of vitamin D are associated with increased risk of frailty in older women, a new study finds. Researchers measured vitamin D levels and assessed frailty in thousands of women aged 69 and older. The risk … Continue reading

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Healthy Diet Appears To Help Older Adults Live Longer

Supporting the idea that it is never too late to adopt a healthy diet, researchers in the US found that older adults who followed a predominantly healthy diet stood a better chance of living longer than counterparts whose diets were … Continue reading

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Malaria; Could The Ingestion Of “Modified” Starch Be A New Vaccine Strategy?

There is no efficient vaccine against malaria, although nasal and oral vaccination seems to be the most promising and suitable solution in countries where the parasite Plasmodium, which causes the disease, is rife. Researchers from two laboratories in northern France … Continue reading

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Family is something to be thankful for

By CHRISTINA BLIZZARD, QMI Agency This is the time for family — for looking back on what truly matters. The highlight of my year was the wedding of my son, Paul to his long-time girlfriend, the beautiful and charming Aysha. … Continue reading

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International Scholarships/Fellowships for Pakistani Students Year 2011/12

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) Sheffield Hallam University participates in the CSSS Scheme and welcomes applications from students for this prestigious award. The award covers tuition fees, living and travel costs for the duration of a Masters course. Deadline | … Continue reading

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The AKDN Efforts: Involving Rural People in Development of Tajikistan

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Aga Khan University, Pakistan: Health Camps 2010

Health camps offering free medical checkups and advice will be run in different areas of Karachi by Aga Khan University alumni tomorrow, December 23. Day-long health camps will be set up in Karimabad, Federal B Area; Bilal Colony, Korangi; Sultanabad, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Construction of The Al-Azahr Park Cairo, Egypt

“From Garbage dump to a Historic Park” Cairo’s combination of modern urban problems and historic importance attracted the attention of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and it was decided to give a park to the people of Cairo.

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Innovative Research Investigates The Importance Of Reading To Newborns

The first few days after birth is an important time when babies learn to recognize the sound of their parents’ voice and the parents in turn bond with their children. However, the separation between parents and newborns admitted to the … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Boosts Kids’ Brains, Especially Boys’

Written by: Catharine Paddock, PhD Australian researchers found that babies mainly breastfed for at least six months went on to score significantly higher in academic tests at the age of ten, especially boys. Researchers from the Telethon Institute for Child … Continue reading

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Seagate announces highest performance eco-friendly HDD

Seagate’s eco-friendly Barracuda LP HDD has now got a brand new name and some new features, too. The Barracuda Green hard drives benefit from cool and quiet operation, and some technology that is said to deliver best-in-class performance while allowing … Continue reading

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