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Scientists at Swedish institute find a new way to treat cancer

Scientists at Swedish institute find a new way to treat cancer

Small molecules that restrain a selenium-containing enzyme in the human body may be a tool to fight cancer, says a study published in a U.S. medical journal. The study published in Science Translational Medicine is based on findings of a research team …Continue reading

Country-wide nutrition survey to be undertaken this year

A country-wide survey to collect information on the nutritional status of women and children, food security, and household water quality is set to begin under a joint collaboration between the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination; the Aga Khan University …Continue reading

Team led by Rutgers scientist finds more effective asthma treatment

American and Chinese scientists have found a new treatment that can lead to more effective drug therapy for asthma patients. After examining more than 6,000 compounds, Luis Ulloa, an immunologist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and his collaborator from China’s Shanghai …Continue reading

US scientists develop technique to make wood as strong as steel

Scientists at University of Maryland in the United States have developed a new technique that makes wood as strong as steel or even titanium alloys. This ‘Super Wood’ can have potential applications in construction, automobiles, and aviation industries. “This new way to …Continue reading

Oil, Gas Industry Biggest Contributor to Rise in Atmospheric Methane, NASA Study Confirms

The bulk of the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is linked to emissions from the oil and gas industry, a new study led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists suggests. Methane emissions in the atmosphere …Continue reading

Year Roundup: TR Pakistan’s Top Five Stories in 2017

As we bid farewell to 2017, MIT Technology Review Pakistan looks back at some of its most popular stories in the year. These stories cover a diverse range of topics, from e-commerce and cryptocurrencies to medical research. Lunda goes online in Pakistan: …Continue reading

Dust in Lahore Contaminated With Harmful Levels of Pesticides, Study Finds

Dust in areas surrounding pesticide manufacturing units and farmland in Lahore contains harmful levels of pesticide pollution, a study done jointly by researchers at Quaid-e-Azam University and Lancaster University has found. Farmers, factory workers and residents of such areas are exposed to …Continue reading