Category: Muhammad Zaman

The high price of low quality

April 7th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

An old problem resurfaces again. It was hardly unexpected. Fortunately, this time it was without the loss of precious lives. A large batch of spurious medicines were seized in Lahore last week. This was one of the many reports associated with poor quality drugs in Pakistan in the last few weeks…

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Restructuring higher education

April 1st, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

The space for reason and rational discourse in the country is disappearing fast. Arguments and disagreements are often settled by a violent resolve to silence dissent. In these trying times, higher education needs to play an even greater role in creating and perhaps more importantly, maintaining space for reason and debate…

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Philanthropy, innovation and public health

March 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

zaman-new-profile-picThe Express Tribune
By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Pakistan’s record in maternal and child health is not particularly exemplary. Recent reports indicate that Pakistan has the highest infant mortality rate in the world. Maternal mortality rates are also among the highest globally…

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Making academia attractive

February 24th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

zaman-new-profile-picThe Express Tribune
By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

If we ask our bright undergraduates, who are soon to graduate, if they would like to become academics, most would say no. While I do not expect students anywhere in the world to overwhelmingly flock to become men and women of letters, but in Pakistan, academia does not appear high on the radar of most. While the number of students who are interested in graduate education is rising, few pursue it to develop skills of inquiry. It is largely to improve their chances for a better paying job…

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Reaching out with science

February 17th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

zaman-new-profile-picThe Express Tribune
By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Many of our current high value challenges, including energy, infrastructure, water, environment, health and food production require advancements in technology and improvement of our national technical workforce. It is not to say that technology alone can answer all of our national problems. Rather, technology has a role to play, just as better policy, social development and nation building…

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A microchip for metastasis

February 6th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Nearly 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate from a primary tumor into bone — a painful development that can cause fractures and spinal compression…

Expert quote:

“The beauty of this system lies in its simplicity and elegance. I believe that this microfluidic system will be easy to scale to study processes that are important yet have been too difficult to quantify. Overall, I think this is a major breakthrough to understand complex processes, underscore the importance of mechanics and identify novel pathways for treatment.”

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Kenya: Drug Companies Must Make Quality Medicines

February 4th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

One does not need to spend a lifetime in the global health-care sector to appreciate that substandard or counterfeit drugs are a major public-health hazard…

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The Drug Industry’s Poison Pills

January 17th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

One does not need to spend a lifetime in the global health-care sector to appreciate that substandard or counterfeit drugs are a major public-health hazard…

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The Big Ideas of How to Make the World Better

January 15th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers 0 comments

zaman-new-profile-picThe Big Issue
Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

From 3D printer houses to cheap solar lights for Africa, here are the ideas that could light up the year ahead…

Expert quote:

“This could not have happened 10 years ago.”

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Exit Strategy

January 1st, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, The Scientist 0 comments

zaman-new-profile-picThe Scientist
Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

When a cancer becomes metastatic, its cells travel from the original tumor site via the blood…

Expert quote:

“This technique is easy to use and gives one the control to change cell type, cell density, matrix properties, et cetera.”

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