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Depression screening, a prerequisite in patients undergoing investigative proto-oncogene mutation tests, Saara Ahmad, Asra Khan, and Bisma Badr

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Analysis of anti-microbial and anti-biofilm activity of hand washes and sanitizers against S. aureus and P. aeruginosa, Khalid Ahmed, Hamza Ahmed, Fasih Ali Ahmed, Alisha Akbar Ali, Jehangir Akbar, Junaid Rana, Uroosa Tariq, and Syed Hani Abidi

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Fingolimod (FTY720) preserves high energy phosphates and improves cardiac function in heterotopic heart transplantation model, Naseer Ahmed, Javeria Farooq, Soban Sadiq, Sultan Ayoub Meo, Azam Jan, Faisal H. Cheema, Giuseppe Faggian, and Alessio Rungatscher

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Protective role of peroxiredoxin-4 in heart failure, Naseer Ahmed, Masooma Naseem, and Javeria Farooq

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Clinicopathologic features predictive of distant metastasis in patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, Basim Ali, Fatima Mubarik, Nida Zahid, and Abida K. Sattar

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Galectin-3: A cardiomyocyte antiapoptotic mediator at 24-hour post myocardial infarction, Suhail Al-Salam, Satwat Hashmi, Govindan S. Jagadeesh, and Saeed Tariq

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Neonatal fluid and electrolytes profile effect on amphotericin B associated nephrotoxicity in neonatal tertiary care unit of Karachi-Pakistan, Gul Ambreen, Arshalooz Rahman, Kashif Hussain, Mehreen Sohail, Saba Javed, Syed Shamim, Umer Ali, Khalil Ahmad, and Arjumand Rizvi

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Efficacy of colistin in multidrug-resistant neonatal sepsis: Experience from a tertiary care center in Karachi, Pakistan, Gul Ambreen, Muhammad Sohail Salat, Kashif Hussain, Syed Shamim Raza, Umer Ali, Iqbal Azam Syed, Junaid Iqbal, and Zafar Fatmi

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Association of long-term consumption of repeatedly heated mix vegetable oils in different doses and hepatic toxicity through fat accumulation, Gul Ambreen, Afshan Siddiq, and Kashif Hussain

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Repeatedly heated mix vegetable oils-induced atherosclerosis and effects of murraya koenigii, Gul Ambreen, Afshan Siddiq, Kashif Hussain, Abdul Saboor Hussain, and Zara Naz

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Synonymous polymorphism rs201256011 in dopamine receptor type 2 gene is associated with schizophrenia and PANSS score in Pakistani population: A first report, Qurat-Ul-Ain Amir, Farina Hanif, Washdev Washdev, Fareena Bilwani, and Shabana Usman Simjee

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Application of an integrated cheminformatics-molecular docking approach for discovery for physicochemically similar analogs of fluoroquinolones as putative HCV inhibitors, Faraz Anwar, Ramsha Khalid, Alina Hasanain, Sadaf Naeem, Shamshad Zarina, Syed Hani Abidi, and Syed Ali

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Polycystic ovary syndrome, subfertility and vitamin D deficiency, Arfa Azhar, Fatima Abid, and Rehana Rehman

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Can neurotropic free-living amoeba serve as a model to study SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis?, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Chronic COVID syndrome: Need for an appropriate medical terminology for Long-COVID and COVID long-haulers, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Computing the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on respiration regulatory mechanisms in COVID-19, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Covert pathways to the cranial cavity: Could these be potential routes of SARS-CoV-2 to the brain?, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Neurological manifestations in COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Updates on what ACS reported: Emerging evidences of COVID-19 with nervous system involvement, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Ocular COVID-19: Eyes as a reservoir to conceal and spread SARS-CoV-2, Abdul Mannan Baig, Saara Ahmad, Areeba Khaleeq, Hamna Rafique, Shafiqa Rajput, Meher Angez, Ayesha Nasir Hameed, Talha Nawaz, and Preet Katyara

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Evidence of the COVID-19 virus targeting the CNS: Tissue distribution, host-virus interaction, and proposed neurotropic mechanisms, Abdul Mannan Baig, Areeba Khaleeq, Usman Ali, and Hira Syeda

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Elucidation of cellular targets and exploitation of the receptor-binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 for vaccine and monoclonal antibody synthesis, Abdul Mannan Baig, Areeba Khaleeq, and Syeda Hira

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Docking prediction of amantadine in the receptor binding domain of spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, Abdul Mannan Baig, Areeba Khaleeq, and Hira Syeda

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"Targeting the feast of a sleeping beast": Nutrient and mineral dependencies of an encysted acanthamoeba castellanii, Abdul Mannan Baig, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Preet Katyara, Salima Lalani, Rozeena Baig, Mehdia Nadeem, Noor Akbar, Fizza Nazim, and Areeba Khaleeq

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Future oncotargets: Targeting overexpressed conserved protein targets in androgen independent prostate cancer cell lines, Abdul Mannan Baig, Zohaib Rana, Mohammad Mohsin Mannan, Areeba Khaleeq, Fizza Nazim, Preet Katyara, and Farhat Abbas

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Heralding healthcare professionals: Recognition of neurological deficits in COVID-19, Abdul Mannan Baig and Erin C. Sanders

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Potential neuroinvasive pathways of SARS-CoV-2: Deciphering the spectrum of neurological deficit seen in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Abdul Mannan Baig and Erin C. Sanders

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Survival on the heart transplant waiting list, Syed Shahyan Bakhtiyar, Elizabeth L. Godfrey, Shayan Ahmed, Harveen Lamba, Jeffrey Morgan, Gabriel Loor, Andrew Civitello, Faisal H. Cheema, Whitson B. Etheridge, John Goss, and Abbas Rana

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Is dengue the new rising global health problem? The outbreak of 2019 in Pakistan, Mariam Baloch, Abdul Mannan Baig, and Rohan K. Ochani

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Cell stress in cortical organoids impairs molecular subtype specification, Aparna Bhaduri, Madeline G. Andrews, Walter Mancia Leon, Diane Jung, David Shin, Denise Allen, Dana Jung, Galina Schmunk, Maximilian Haeussler, and Salma Jahan

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Alcohol consumption and obesity: The hidden scare with COVID-19 severity, Bushra Bilal, Faizan Saleem, and Syeda Sadia Fatima

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Physician-scientist or basic scientist? Exploring the nature of clinicians' research engagement, Anna T. Cianciolo, Jordon Mitzelfelt, Allen Ghareeb, Mohammad Faizan Zahid, Rozmeen Akbar, and Kulsoom Ghias

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Revisiting respiratory syncytial virus's interaction with host immunity, towards novel therapeutics, C Efstathiou, Syed Hani Abidi, J Harker, and N J. Stevenson

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Role of some MiRNA affecting polycystic ovarian syndrome and SIRT1 levels, Nida Farooqui, Quratulain Maha, and Rehana Rehman

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Paediatric porphyria and human hemin: A treatment challenge in a lower middle income country, Syeda Anum Fatima, Humaira Jurair, Qalab Abbas, and Arshalooz Rahman

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Impact of humanities and social sciences curriculum in an undergraduate medical education programme, Kulsoom Ghias, Kausar S. Khan, Rukhsana Ali, Shireen Azfar, and Rashida Ahmed

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Naringenin protects AlCl3/D-galactose induced neurotoxicity in rat model of AD via attenuation of acetylcholinesterase levels and inhibition of oxidative stress, Saida Haider, Laraib Liaquat, Saara Muddasir, Zehra Batool, Rafat Ali Siddiqui, Saiqa Tabassum, Sidrah Shahzad, Sahar Rafiq, and Narjis Naz

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Supplementation of taurine insulates against oxidative stress, confers neuroprotection and attenuates memory impairment in noise stress exposed male wistar rats, Saida Haider, Irfan Sajid, Zehra Batool, Syeda Madiha, Sadia Sadir, Noor Kamil, Laraib Liaquat, Saara Ahmad, Saiqa Tabassum, and Saima Khaliq

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A novel variant in dopamine receptor type 2 gene is associated with schizophrenia, Farina Hanif, Qurat-Ul-Ain Amir, Washdev Washdev, Fareena Bilwani, Shabana Usman Simjee, and Zeba Haque

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An antibiotic stewardship program in a surgical ICU of a resource-limited country: Financial impact with improved clinical outcomes, Kashif Hussain, Muhammad Faisal Khan, Gul Ambreen, Syed Shamim Raza, Seema Irfan, Kiren Habib, and Hasnain Zafar

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Intravenous vs intravenous plus aerosolized colistin for treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia - A matched case-control study in neonates, Kashif Hussain, Muhammad Sohail Salat, Gul Ambreen, Ambreen Mughal, Sidra Idrees, Mehreen Sohail, and Javaid Iqbal

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Manuscript writing and publication workshop: An invoking pilot study on enhancing cognitive research capabilities in health sciences institutes of Pakistan, Mehwish Hussain, Rehana Rehman, and Mukhtiar Baig

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Neurological manifestations of COVID-19, Dureshahwar Kanwar, Abdul Mannan Baig, and Mohammad Wasay

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An in silico approach to analyze HCV genotype-specific binding-site variation and its effect on drug-protein interaction, Ramsha Khalid, Muhammad Faraz Anwar, Muhammad Aanish Raees, Sadaf Naeem, Syed Hani Abidi, and Syed Ali

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Understanding of metals dysregulation in patients with systolic and diastolic dysfunction in ischemic heart disease, Noman Khan, Satwat Hashmi, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Sabiha Farooq, Shahid Ahmed Sami, Nageeb Basir, Syeda Saira Bokhari, Hasanat Sharif, Sanaullah Junejo, Hesham R. El-Seedi, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf

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Technology-based learning tools in medical lab sessions, Sher Khan, Asra Khan, and Saara Ahmad

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HIV infection predominantly affecting children in Sindh, Pakistan, 2019: A cross-sectional study of an outbreak, Fatima Mir, Syed Faisal Mahmood, amna siddiqui, Shehla Baqi, Syed Hani Abidi, Abdul Momin Kazi, Aspara Ali, Amerta Ladhani, Farah Qamar, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Sikander Ali Memon, Jamila Soomro, Saqib Ali Shaikh, Victoria Simms, Palwasha Khan, and Rashida Abbas Ferrand

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Effects of feed additives on chicken growth and their residues in meat instigating deleterious consequences on the liver health of consumers - A prospective human study, Saara Muddasir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saida Haider, Zehra Batool, Laraib Liaquat, Fatima Ahmed, Asra Khan, Tahira Perveen, Mirza Jawad ul Hasnain, Saima Khaliq, and Saad Bilal Ahmed

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Relation of copeptin with diabetic and renal function markers among patients with diabetes mellitus progressing towards diabetic nephropathy, Tooba Noor, Farina Hanif, Zareen Kiran, Rehana Rehman, Muhammad Tassaduq Khan, Zeba Haque, and Kelash Nankani

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Outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) in Pakistan: Psychological impact and coping strategies of health care professionals, Khola Noreen, Muhammad Umar, Syed Arshad Sabir, and Rehana Rehman

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Multiple mechanisms of flaxseed: Effectiveness in inflammatory bowel disease, Amber Hanif Palla, Anwar Gilani, Samra Bashir, and Najeeb Ur Rehman

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Association of polymorphism c.-124G>A and c.-16 C>T in the promoter region of human INHA gene with altered sperm parameters; a pilot study, Wardah Rafaqat, Muhammad Rohan Kayani, Tasneem Fatima, Saeeda Shaharyar, Shagufta Khan, Mussarat Ashraf, Usman Afzal, and Rehana Rehman

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Association of circulatory kisspeptin levels and hormonal interplay with male infertility: A cross-sectional study in Karachi, Pakistan, Rehana Rehman, Kaleem Ahmed, Nida Zahid, Faiza Alam, and Syeda Sadia Fatima

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Oxidative stress and male infertility: A cross sectional study, Rehana Rehman, Sofia Amjad, Hemaila Tariq, Nida Zahid, Masnoon Akhter, and Mussarat Ashraf

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Role of oxidative stress and altered thyroid hormones in unexplained infertility, Rehana Rehman, Hiba Ismail Rajpar, Mussarat Ashraf, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, Salima Lalani, and Faiza Alam

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Impact of wellness indicators on intellectual dimensions of medical teachers of Karachi: Findings from cross sectional study, Rehana Rehman, Sadiqa Syed, Mehwish Hussain, Tayyab Raza Fraz, and Saif Ullah Shaikh

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Impact of serum and follicular fluid kisspeptin and estradiol on oocyte maturity and endometrial thickness among unexplained infertile females during ICSI, Rehana Rehman, Amara Zafar, Arzina Aziz Ali, Mukhtiar Baig, and Faiza Alam

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Altered sperm parameters and subclinical hypothyroidism; a cross sectional study in Karachi, Pakistan, Rehana Rehman, Amara Zafar, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Alina Mohib, and Aisha Sheikh

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Follicular sensitivity index: A tool to predict successful conception after intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, Rehana Rehman, Amara Zafar, Nida Zahid, and Nuruddin Badruddin Mohammed

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Rethinking toxicity testing: Influence of aging on the outcome of long-term toxicity testing and possible remediation, Shakil Ahmed Saghir, Rais Ahmad Ansari, and Michael A. Dorato

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Epidemiology of shigella infections and diarrhea in the first two years of life using culture-independent diagnostics in 8 low-resource settings, Fariha Shaheen, Furqan Kabir, Arjumand Rizvi, Fatima Aziz, Adil Kalam, Shahida Qureshi, Sadia Shakoor, Ali Turab, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, and Najeeha Talat Iqbal

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Does lipocalin-2 affect metabolic syndrome in hepatic infections?, Waqas Shahnawaz, Nawal Suhail, Muhammad Ahsan Iqbal Siddiqui, Saira Yasmeen, and Syeda Sadia Fatima

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Peer-assisted learning (PAL): An innovation aimed at engaged learning for undergraduate medical students, Hasan Salman Siddiqi, Rehana Rehman, Farzeen Fatma Syed, Russell S. Martins, Muhammad Talal Ibrahim, and Faiza Alam

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Free l-glutamate-induced modulation in oxidative and neurochemical profile contributes to enhancement in locomotor and memory performance in male rats, Saiqa Tabassum, Saara Ahmad, Syeda Madiha, Sidrah Shahzad, Zehra Batool, Sadia Sadir, and Saida Haider

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The emergence of an unassigned complex recombinant form in a Pakistani HIV-infected individual, Uroosa Tariq, Ayesha Iftikhar, Dilsha Zahid, Faisal Sultan, Syed Faisal Mahmood, Sadaf Naeem Sadaf Naeem, Syed Ali, and Syed Hani Abidi

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Higher DNA methylation of ABO gene promoter is associated with acute myocardial infarction in a hospital-based population in Karachi, Farzana Abubakar Yousuf, Khawar Kazmi, Junaid Iqbal, Nikhat Ahmed, and Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal

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Genetic aberrations involved in relapse of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia: A literature review, Naveera Zafar, Kulsoom Ghias, and Zehra Fadoo

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MicroRNA-16, programmed cell death protein-4 (PDCD-4) and polycystic ovarian syndrome, Naseem Zehra, Arfa Azhar, and Rehana Rehman

Submissions from 2019

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The antibiofilm activity of acetylsalicylic acid, mefenamic acid, acetaminophen against biofilms formed by P. aeruginosa and S. epidermidis, Syed Hani Abidi, Khalid Ahmed, and Shahana Urooj Kazmi

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Implications of genetic variation of common drug metabolizing enzymes and ABC transporters among the Pakistani population, Nasir Ali Afsar, Henrike Bruckmueller, Anneke Nina Werk, Muhammad Kashif Nisa, H R. Ahmad, and Ingolf Cascorbi

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Gene lifestyle interactions with relation to obesity, cardiometabolic, and cardiovascular traits among South Asians, Shafqat Ahmad, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Gull Rukh, and Caren E. Smith

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Cardioprotective mechanism of FTY720 in ischemia reperfusion injury, Naseer Ahmed

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Fingolimod plays role in attenuation of myocardial injury related to experimental model of cardiac arrest and extracorporeal life support resuscitation, Naseer Ahmed, Abid Laghari, Bashar AlBkhoor, Sobia Tabassum, Sultan Ayoub Meo, Nazeer Muhammad, Daniele Linardi, Abeer A. Al-Masri, Guido Fumagalli, Giovanni Battista Luciani, Giuseppe Faggian, and Alessio Rungatscher

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Cardioprotective effects of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor immunomodulator fty720 in a clinically relevant model of cardioplegic arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass, Naseer Ahmed, Adeela Mehmood, Daniele Linardi, Soban Sadiq Sadiq, Maddalena Tessari, Sultan Ayoub Meo, Rehana Rehman, Waseem M. Hajjar, Nazeer Muhammad, Mohammad Iqbal, Anwar Gilani, Giuseppe Faggian, and Alessio Rungatscher

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Coronary sinus ablation is a key player substrate in recurrence of persistent atrial fibrillation, Naseer Ahmed, Shahida Perveen, A. Mehmood., G. F. Rani, and G. Molon

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Role of Ajwa date (Phoenix Dactyl L) derived polyphenols in male infertility, Naseer Ahmed, Rehana Rehman, and Anwar Gilani

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Association of oxidative stress with female infertility - a case control study, Faiza Alam, Taseer Ahmed Khan, Sofia Amjad, and Rehana Rehman

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Suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 in pregnant females with or without hypertension, Huma Shoukat Ali, Mubeen Ali, Sabah Farhat, and Syeda Sadia Fatima

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Education Of females And impact On fertility, Rabiya Ali and Rehana Rehman

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Association between leptin, obesity, hormonal interplay and male infertility, Sofia Amjaad, Mukhtiar Baig, Nida Zahid, Sundus Tariq, and Rehana Rehman

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Mentha: A genus rich in vital nutra-pharmaceuticals-A review, Farooq Anwar, Tahir Mehmood, Anwar Gilani, and Najeeb‐ur Rehman

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Prevalence of malaria reported during summer and winter at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Fazal M. Arain, Aisha Memon, Roohi Jamal, Ahmed Raheem Buksh, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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Molecular and radiological characterization of glioblastoma multiforme using MRI, Fazal M. Arain, Anjiya Shaikh, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad U. Tariq, Muhammad Faraz Raghib, Ghulam Haider, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Fatima Mubarak, Sheema H Hasan, Ather Enam, and Adnan Jabbar

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Longer trinucleotide repeats of androgen receptor gene: Infertility in males, Mussarat Ashraf, Hemaila Tariq, and Rehana Rehman

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Consumers' expectations and experiences with chain community pharmacies in Lahore, Pakistan: A qualitative exploratory study, Usama Asif, Ahsan Saleem, Imran Masood, and Mehwish Nawaz

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Gastric-type enteric duplication cyst in the tail of a bifid pancreas in association with complete intestinal malrotation, Muhammad Awais, Abdul Rehman, and Noor Ul-Ain Baloch

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Diagnosis of endometriosis in the light of prevalent theories, Arfa Azhar, Rabiya Ali, Mohummad Hassan Raza Raja, Rozeena Baig, and Rehana Rehman

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Can low vitamin D binding protein levels be a cause of infertility in females?, Bisma Badr, Sadia Cassim, and Rehana Rehman

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Drug targeting in Acanthamoeba keratitis: Rational of using drugs that are already approved for ocular use in non-keratitis indications, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Global warming favors pathogenicity of the brain-eating amoebae, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Human genome-edited babies: First responder with concerns regarding possible neurological deficits, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Innovative methodology in the discovery of novel drug targets in the free-living amoebae, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Proposals for amendments in the diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis caused by free-living amoebae, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Torn from the headlines: Role of public awareness and bench- to-bedside research in prevention and treatment of acanthamoeba keratitis, Abdul Mannan Baig

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Repurposing drugs: Ca2+ ion dependency that can be exploited to treat keratitis caused by acanthamoeba castellanii, Abdul Mannan Baig, Preet Katyara, Areeba Khaleeq, and Fizza Nazim

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Neuroleptic drug targets a brain-eating amoeba: Effects of promethazine on neurotropic acanthamoeba castellanii, Abdul Mannan Baig, Preet Katyara, Mehdia Nadeem Rajabali, Areeba Khaleeq, Fizza Nazim, and Salima Lalani

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Targeting CNS related protist pathogens: Calcium ion dependency in the brain-eating amoebae, Abdul Mannan Baig, Areeba Khaleeq, and Fizza Nazim

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Evidence of human-like Ca2+ channels and effects of Ca2+ channel blockers in Acanthamoeba castellanii, Abdul Mannan Baig, Zohaib Rana, Nuzair Waliani, Saiqa Karim, and Mehdia Rajabali

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Micro RNA: An early diagnostic marker for osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, Rozeena Baig, Rafat Murad, and Rehana Rehman

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Molecular signatures of Calpain 10 isoforms sequences, envisage functional similarity and therapeutic potential, Bushra Chaudhry, Farina Hanif, and Kausar Saboohi