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New polio vaccine may solve cold storage challenges

New polio vaccine may solve cold storage challenges

Researchers at University of South Carolina (USC) have developed a polio vaccine that doesn’t need refrigeration. This development could go a long way in helping mankind finally eradicate the disease, as one of the reasons it continues to persist today is because …Continue reading

5-Week Summer Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Launched

The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pakistan and Information Technology University have launched a five-week summer bootcamp for young entrepreneurs to refine their skills and help them develop innovative ideas. The camp started on July 11 and will end on August 10. A …Continue reading

Assessing Forensic Science Landscape in Pakistan

A law enforcement agency recovered a laptop from a terror suspect caught from Lahore in 2015. It hoped to dig out useful information from its hard drive but there was a huge problem. The laptop was a complete wreck. It was burned …Continue reading

Study Finds 1,317 Knocked-out Genes in DNA Sample From Pakistan

The team discovers a unique family whose 11 members were missing a protein that naturally produces cholesterol; this puts them at a lower risk of heart disease. Research published in the journal Nature has analyzed the DNA of 10,503 Pakistanis who were …Continue reading

PITB Launches First Ever Nationwide IT Industry Census

IT policy draft has been shared with Planning and Development Department and will hopefully be approved by the cabinet in four to six weeks: Dr Saif. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched the country’s first ever IT industry census. This …Continue reading

Orient Electronics Acquires Startup That Developed Remote Control for Electrical Appliances

A Pakistani startup that developed a smartphone application enabling users to control electrical appliances at their home or workplace remotely from across the globe using wi-fi internet has been acquired by Orient Electronics. The acquisition was announced in a press statement issued …Continue reading

All You Need to Know About the Punjab IT Policy

The Punjab Information Technology (IT) policy draft is not just about IT. Rather, it aspires to be about governance in the age of IT. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has held a public consultation on the draft and is now revising …Continue reading

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