Breakthroughs in medical science always get me excited. Some french researchers have developed an artificial heart that beats just like the same thing.
This can potentially mean alot to many hopeful patients who are looking for heart transplants.
The team, led by Dr Alain Carpentier, a renowned French heart surgeon,
presented a prototype of the artificial heart during a press conference
Monday in Paris. Carpentier has been working on this project for the
past 15 years.
According to ABC.com:
"This new total artificial heart is a first, because it is made of
biosynthetic tissues," Patrick Coulombier, deputy managing director of
Carmat, the biomedical company that developed the heart, told
ABCnews.com. These materials, made from animal tissue, are less likely
to be rejected by the human body.
"The risks of blood clots are limited with this new artificial heart
because of the use of biosynthetic tissues," Coulombier explained.
These tissues were first invented by Carpentier more than 30 years ago
for cardiac valve prostheses, which are sold today all around the world
and are made from animal tissues chemically treated to prevent human
immune systems from rejecting the heart.
SpaceX has competition. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has a company similar to SpaceX, called Blue Origin. The company just launched its New Shepard rocket into space and then, successfully landed it back on Earth. Read more
Since launching in the U.S. more than a decade ago in 2004, modern MMO gaming has emerged as one of the most popular niches within this thriving sector. This type of gaming was ushered in with the launch of Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft (WoW), which incidentally remains as popular today as it ever has done. Read more
Got an ex who's still on your Facebook list? Don't want to unfriend her but also don't want to keep her around in your newsfeed? Facebook has got your back. They've just announced that they will help you manage how you prefer to interact with your old flame(s). Read more