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Gate between UHS, Sheikh Zayed
Hospital reopened

LAHORE: A major thaw was witnessed in the relationship between University of Health Sciences (UHS) and Sheikh Zayed Hospital on July 01 when the gate between the two institutions was reopened after a period of more than a decade.


Prof. Maj. Gen. Muhammad Aslam VC UHS presenting flower Bouquet to
Prof. Dr. Farid Ahmad Khan Chairman Sheikh Zayed Hospital after the
formal opening of the gate between both the institutions.

The gate was opened in a ceremony which was attended by UHS Vice Chancellor, Maj. Gen. (R) Prof. Muhammad Aslam, Chairman Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Prof. Dr. Farid Ahmad Khan and senior faculty and management of both the institutions.  Chairman Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Prof. Dr. Farid Ahmad Khan said that the reopening of the gate would facilitate the faculty, staff and students of both the institutions. UHS VC also expressed best wishes for the prosperity and development of both the institutions on that occasion.


Prof. Maj. Gen. Muhammad Aslam VC UHS, Prof. Dr. Farid Ahmad Khan Chairman Sheikh
Zayed Hospital
photographed along with the senior faculty members after the formal
opening of Gate between UHS
and SZH which was closed in 2005.

The gate was closed in 2005 when a cold war started between the two institutions on some administrative issues. However, after the Punjab government affiliated the medical college and postgraduate teaching institutes of Sheikh Zayed Hospital with UHS earlier this year, there has been a continuous improvement in relationship.

Soy-Based Protein Boosts Hunger
Hormone and Stimulates Appetite

Researchers have discovered a protein that stimulates secretion of ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone produced in the stomach. When fed to mice, the protein, called soy-ghretropin, increased blood levels of ghrelin and boosted their appetite.

The findings, which are published in FEBS Letters, suggest that soy-ghretropin may be developed for elderly people or anorexic patients whose ghrelin levels and food intake are reduced.

High Fat Diet Improves
Cartilage Repair in Mice

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively impair cartilage repair, and it could even accelerate it.

The effects of a high fat diet on cartilage repair are most likely related to inflammatory and metabolic changes, but the exact underlying mechanism is not clear. It also remains to be elucidated whether this phenomenon is particular for the mouse strain used in this study or is a more general phenomenon that also occurs in other genetic strains, said Dr. Gerjo JVM van Osch, senior author of the Journal of Orthopedic Research article.