HEC approves reproductive sciences centre

LAHORE, May 15(Daily Times): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has approved the establishment of Centre for Research in Endocrinology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Health Sciences (UHS).

The project will cost Rs 37 million and will be completed in two years, said a press release on Monday.

According to Prof M Arslan, head of the Physiology and Cell Biology Department at UHS, the centre will strengthen biomedical research in the country. He said the fundamental and clinical research in reproductive health was the top priority of the World Health Organisation. The centre will introduce PhD in fundamental and applied endocrinology and reproductive sciences. Emphasis will be given to the study of diabetes during childhood and adolescence, he said.

Prof Arslan said that the centre would have a strong integrative approach. It would use sophisticated experimental tools to deal with important physiological questions at cellular and molecular levels relevant to endocrinology and reproductive sciences.

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