Storage of liver transplant surgery patients

“In the US, 70% of [donor livers] are not used. I don’t know if we can save that 70%, ”says Clavien. “But it’s exciting to try to save organs that aren’t being used, or those with problems that could be exploited. This liver was absolutely amazing. ” Once removed from their donor, the liver is usually kept on ice for a maximum of 12 hours to prevent the cells from being damaged by the cold, which would reduce the chances of a successful transplant. This narrow window makes it difficult to align organs with people who need a donor liver,

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Verizon, cooling towers and legionnaires’ disease

When thinking about potential disease vectors, Verizon is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But this week, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced findings of a three-year study of cooling towers on buildings across the state. It didn’t look good for Verizon. “Verizon failed to maintain its cooling towers on buildings across New York City, causing the spread of legionnaires’ disease, a dangerous and deadly form of pneumonia,” James it was said in a tweet. The release, which revised Verizon’s record of cooling tower maintenance since 2017, comes amid two new clusters of legionnaires’ disease in

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Estimation of MR brain scans using artificial intelligence

Greece is just one example of a growing population of older people, and with it the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases. Among them is Alzheimer’s disease most represented, which accounts for 70% of neurodegenerative disease cases in Greece. According to estimates published by the Alzheimer’s Society of Greece, 197,000 people currently suffer from this disease. This number is it is expected to rise to 354,000 until 2050. Dr. Andreas Papadopoulos1, a physician and scientific coordinator at Iatropolis Medical Group, a leading diagnostician near Athens, Greece, explains the key role of early diagnosis: “The probability of developing Alzheimer’s disease can only be

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Increasing fuel economy is a simple way to make cars cleaner and better for the climate

The electric vehicle revolution is charging ahead: Global passenger EV sales grew by 103 percent in 2021. In the last quarter of 2021, they accounted for 13 percent of all new vehicle sales. And many more EVs are continuing to roll out. Just last week, Ford delivered the first electric version of its F-150 truck, the best-selling vehicle in the United States, to a customer in rural Michigan. Ford plans to invest $25 billion in EVs through 2025. General Motors has two versions of the Bolt for sale, and is planning to begin delivering its Hummer EV this fall. By

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Success of liver transplantation and abolition of quarantine in Shanghai

A patient who received a donated liver that was stored for three days in a new type of machine that mimics the human body is healthy one year after surgery, according to a study by Nature Biotechnology. The technology could significantly increase the number of livers suitable for transplantation, the authors argue, to allow the donor liver to survive longer than the current standard, as well as by repairing organs that are accessible but too damaged for transplantation. . Although further research is needed, the team believes the new technique could allow donor livers to be safely stored for up

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Young, rich, anti-capitalist capitalists

Andrea Pien is a 35-year-old millionaire. The wealth manager once warned her to be careful with her money, saying inherited wealth is often wasted in just a few generations. “But my partner and I have no plans to have children,” Pien said. “What are we hoarding money for?” Especially when the world is literally on fire. ” So in March 2020, Pien hired Phuong Luong, founder of financial planning firm Just Wealth, to help her redistribute some of her wealth back to society. That means taking part of it off Wall Street and investing in ventures that promote people’s well-being

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How censorship of Chinese open source encoders could have the opposite effect

The imprank For now, there is little idea of ​​what prompted the change, but censorship of certain types of language – vulgarity, pornography and politically sensitive words – has been creeping onto the platform for some time. About Gitee’s official and public feedback pagethere are multiple users appeals about how projects are censored for unclear reasons, probably because technical language has been mistaken for a sensitive word. The immediate result of Gitee’s change on May 18 was that public projects on the platform suddenly became unavailable without prior notice. Users have complained that this is it disrupted services or even

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Why the Texas power grid is vulnerable to blackouts during winter storms and heat waves

According to the calendar, it’s not yet summer in the Northern Hemisphere. But in many parts of the world, the weather would indicate otherwise. A crippling heat wave created the hottest spring on record in India and Pakistan. Europe saw a heat wave of its own in May, with the temperature reaching historic highs across the continent. And in the United States? Surprise: unprecedented heat wave! Dozens of states saw spring temperatures at the highest they’ve ever been. In Texas, the heat was bad enough to knock six power plants offline, forcing state regulators to ask residents to help avoid

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AI plan for driverless cars and stretching cells using a robotic arm

I combed the internet to find you the funniest / most important / scary / fascinating stories of today about technology. 1 New privacy-focused applications are not sufficiently equipped to cope with moderation requirementsThis makes maintaining a balance between privacy and police work more complicated. (WP $)+ How to have honest conversations with kids about the Texas shooting. (Atlantic $) 2 Big Tech’s lobbying efforts pay offDemocrats are wary of supporting antitrust law for fear of losing their small majority. (Politico)+ Industry lobbyists have also successfully weakened efforts to regulate privacy. (Markup)+ What does the breakup of Big Tech actually

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What SpaceX, Boeing and NASA are discovering about competition in space

The Starliner, a space capsule designed by Boeing, landed safely in the New Mexico desert early Wednesday night. The return of the vehicle to Earth followed an almost week-long trip to the International Space Station. This trip went down in history, as it was the first time that a private American company without the name SpaceX had successfully arrived at the ISS. Boeing has spent the last few years trying to make a capsule that could transport people to the space station. And he could do so on his next mission, which is set to happen later this year (the

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