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 to 12 days before transplantation. If it works, it could increase the likelihood of donor liver treatment with drugs before surgery, expand the availability of liver to patients in need, and potentially save countless lives. Read the whole story.
I combed the internet to find you the funniest / most important / scary / fascinating stories of today about technology.
1 Shanghai has lifted a 65-day incarceration over the COVID-19 virus
To the great relief of the exhausted inhabitants of the city. (BBC)
+ For many citizens, the celebrations looked like Chinese New Year. (The Guardian)
+ However, a negative covid test is still required 72 hours before departure on public transport. (CNN)
2 The Supreme Court has blocked Texas’ attempt to control social media
But the ban on the law, which would make it impossible to moderate the content, is only temporary. (Vox)
+ Racist content that radicalizes extremists is available for free on mainstream platforms. (USA $)
+ Why social networks can’t moderate shadow content. (MIT Technology Review)
3 The NSO proposed selling its spy tools to well-known high-risk buyers
In a desperate attempt to make money, despite human rights groups revealing its abuse. (FT $)
+ Inside the NSO, Israel’s billion-dollar spy giant. (MIT Technology Review)
4 What a science fiction novel from the 60’s tells us about Elon Musk
His habit of treating everything as a problem that needs to be fixed neglects the basic systems that created them. (Jacobin)
+ The new biography portrays Musk’s success as inevitable but tainted with grief. (New Statesman $)