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Working to ensure integrity of important elections this year, says Facebook CEO

Working to ensure integrity of important elections this year, says Facebook CEO

During the first of his two Congressional hearings on data privacy and disinformation concerns regarding the popular social media platform, Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg assured United States Senators that he is working with his team to ensure the integrity of …Continue reading

Is Pakistan running out of fresh water?

The sight of water flowing from taps may soon be a luxury, with people having to queue up at tankers for just a bucket load of water for their daily needs. Meanwhile, affluent neighbourhoods in gated communities may install desalination plants paid …Continue reading

Pakistani-origin physician gets $4m for cutting-edge research on heart transplantation

Pakistani-origin physician-scientist Dr. Faisal H. Cheema and his colleague Dr. Jeffrey A. Morgan at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute in Houston have received $4 million in funding to lead cutting-edge research on heart transplantation. The scientists will use …Continue reading

Facebook’s blood donation feature launched in Pakistan

Facebook has introduced its new blood donation feature for users in Pakistan. The company has stated that the new feature will ‘make it easier for people to sign up to be blood donors, and to help connect donors with people and organizations …Continue reading

Pakistan has the worst infant mortality rate in the world: UNICEF report

A baby born in Pakistan faces a one in 22 chance of death, putting the country with the worst newborn mortality rate, says a UNICEF report released on Tuesday. Babies born in the world’s poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still …Continue reading

Pakistani researchers get patents for nano-antibiotics

Antibiotics are not always as effective as expected in treating bacterial infections. Conventional drug therapy shows that a range of factors affect their performance. These include irregular distribution of the drug in the body, low permeability of tissues, elevated hydrophobicity of biologically …Continue reading

Old Industry, New Fixes

At first glance, the healthcare sector in Pakistan appears so bureaucratic and inflexible, it may seem immune to disruption by innovators. However, a new generation of technology researchers is trying to change that. Their products range from ventilators to complex simulators. Their …Continue reading

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