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Pakistani Students Bag Silver Medal at International Biology Competition

A team of undergraduate students from Pakistan have won a silver medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition (iGEM) which took place in Boston between November 9 and November 13. The team, known as iGEM Peshawar 2017, was also nominated for …Continue reading

Is the Future of Money Digital?

Imagine a currency which could threaten to render the fiat monetary system redundant and end governments’ monopolies on issuance of money. Such a currency is no longer an abstract, futuristic idea. In fact, this digital currency is now eight-years old and, since …Continue reading

Locally Developed Simulator Promises to Train Surgery Students on MIS Procedures

Prohibitive cost of commercially available simulators has so far prevented their uptake by healthcare providers in the country. The traditional practice of imparting training of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at medical colleges in Pakistan has been through apprenticeships. Junior doctors are placed …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

A New Material Can Cool Buildings Without Energy Consumption

Intense summer days with the sun beating down on you call for air conditioning at homes and offices but result in high utility bills which can have a devastating impact on your wallet. The use of air conditioners not only increases fuel …Continue reading

The New Decentralized Web Revolution

A startup co-founded by a graduate from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)  has received $4 million in a new round of funding led by Union Square Ventures and Lux Capital. The decentralized internet and web developer platform, Blockstack, is making …Continue reading

Google Can Help Detect Breast Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, has been making leaps and bounds especially in the healthcare domain. Now Google is using AI to review patients biological tissue samples in order to detect breast cancer. The results of this technology have been revealed …Continue reading