This Pakistani scientist just achieved a cancer research breakthrough

Written by Aqsa Khunshan ·  1 min read >

Pakistani scientist, Muhammad Waqas Usman Hingoro, has successfully discovered the cancer-killing mechanism that can be applied to the treatment of a wide-range of cancer types.

Based out of Lyari, Karachi, Umsan along with his team of International Cancer Biologists has discovered the ability of ‘Extracellular Vesicles (EVs),’ the component of red blood cells, which may carry drug delivery nanoparticles (NPs) into the affected or diseased human body site as well as the whole organism.

According to his Ph.D. research work defended in the City University of Hong Kong, these extracellular vesicles are endogenous carriers which have the capacity to successfully deliver different types of drugs, either in the form of RNA, protein or the DNA and can be effectively used to target a variety of cancers.

His research paper titled “Efficient RNA drug delivery using red blood cell-extracellular vesicles” has recently been published in the latest edition of the world’s leading science journal known as “Nature Communication.”

Born and raised in Lyari, Hingoro got his Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory in 2010 from the Z.A. School of Medical Technology in Karachi. After completing graduation, he joined the Aga Khan University Hospital and advanced his research work under the supervision of Dr Javed Yakoob and successfully published a number of his research papers in internationally-reputed scientific journals.

In 2013, he received the Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) for a Master’s program and was later selected as a Fulbright Ph.D. candidate by the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), where Hingoro carried out his groundbreaking study under the supervision of Dr. Minh TN Le.

Hingoro has made Pakistan proud with his breakthrough research and brought recognition to the scientific talent of the country.

Written by Aqsa Khunshan
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