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Stem cell eye treatment safe, restores some vision: study

PARIS: Two people with severe vision loss due to a degenerative eye disease are able to read after embryonic stem cell treatment, researchers said Monday. The pair suffer from "wet" age-related macular degeneration, which can blur vision or cause a blind spot when abnormal blood vessels leak fluids into the eye, causing damage to a layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). This damage to the retina kills light-sensing cells. For the study, a British-American research team used human embryonic stem…

After TV channels, govt restores all social media websites

ISLAMABAD: A government regulatory authority, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Sunday night restored all social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. A notification to this effect issued by the telecommunication authority said. The social media websites were closed by the PTA after operation was launched against the protestors at Faizabad Interchange. Read More: PEMRA orders restoration of news channels Earlier,┬áPakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Sunday…

SC provisionally restores Malick as MD PTV

The case into the appointment of PTV MD was heard by Justice Saqib Nasir of the apex court. After hearing arguments from the Malick's lawyer, the SC bench suspended the ruling of Islamabad High Court. Malick maintained that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed him as MD PTV under his discretion. He said IHC orders for stopping him as MD PTV was tantamount to neglect directives of the prime minister.