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Human eggs grown to maturity in lab: researchers

PARIS: Scientists have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab in a potential breakthrough for fertility treatment, they announced in a study published Friday. Researchers in New York and Edinburgh developed a new method to grow eggs from very early-stage cells obtained from ovary tissue, a team reported in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction. The eggs were grown to the point at which they could be fertilised. This had previously been achieved with mouse egg cells, while human eggs had been…

Google opens AI centre in China as competition heats up

SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced on Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China's talent pool in the promising technology despite the US search giant's exclusion from the country's internet. Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has been an area of intense focus for American tech stalwarts Google, Microsoft and Facebook, and their Chinese competitors Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu as they bid to master what many consider the future of computing. AI…

Test in Shaukat Khanum lab: help in building SKMT Karachi

KARACHI: The Shaukat Khanum Hospital is not just a facility, it’s a HOPE. It is a dream which cancer patients see to live. It is the door to recovery for those afflicted by this once fatal ailment. Around 75 percent of the patients treated in the SKMT Lahore do not have to pay a single penny as the facility is run on an immaculate charity programme. The second facility is up and working in Peshawar and for both the facilities the nation owe gratitude to former Pakistan World Cup winning captain and chairman SKMT…