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Machine ‘could quadruple’ heart and lung transplants

Machine ‘could quadruple’ heart and lung transplants

Science
The number of heart and lung transplants could quadruple thanks to a "reanimation" machine used in a pioneering operation, a hospital says.The device, developed at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, managed to pump oxygenated blood into both organs in a world-first procedure. The machine can revitalise deteriorating organs allowing "donation after circulatory death" (DCD).Hospital surgeon Pedro Catarino said it was like "recharging the batteries"."It is reanimation and then it replenishes the energy stores of the heart, what we call reconditioning, which allows it be transplanted," he said."We think it could at least double and perhaps quadruple the number of [heart and lungs] available for transplant."He said it was desperate...

Transfer news LIVE: Kylian Mbappe hails Liverpool ‘machine’, Inter make improved Eriksen offer, Cavani to Chelsea and Rooney to help Man United?

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The transfer window is now open and talkSPORT will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune in for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com Chelsea and Liverpool target Timo Werner […] talkSPORT
Cilla Black ‘time machine’ track released five years after her death

Cilla Black ‘time machine’ track released five years after her death

Entertainment
She first topped the charts with Anyone Who Had A Heart more than 50 years ago.Now, a new disco single by singer and TV presenter Cilla Black has surfaced "like a time machine", and is set to be released five years after her death. Image: The star rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s Love song You're Sensational, a previously unheard track, will be out on Valentine's Day, a statement posted on the late singer's official website said.Recorded in the 1970s as a follow-up to her Top 10 hit song Something Tells Me, the statement says the tapes then went missing, only to be found in an archive storage unit decades later.Her eldest son and former manager Robert Willis said that before the discovery, he had thought all her recorded music h...
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning will help disrupt insurance models: Girish Kannali, Infogain

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning will help disrupt insurance models: Girish Kannali, Infogain

Finance
NEW DELHI: Insurance is among the most regulated sectors and the slowest to go digital. Its not easy for startups to navigate the space when the business is dominated by traditional companies. That’s all the more reason that the tech engine is right for digital startups in insurance space. Many of them in India are trying to sell covers that traditional insurers could not — like insuring bicycles or introducing sachet type products with premiums as low as Rs 20. In an e-mail interaction Girish Kannali, vice president & general manager, insurance & healthcare business unit, Infogain, discusses innovations in the insurance sector and more. Infogain is a mid-tier tech services company with a strong presence in the insurance vertical. Edited excerpts: What are some of the tech innova
Rare Nazi Enigma machine used during World War II up for auction

Rare Nazi Enigma machine used during World War II up for auction

World
May 29 (UPI) -- A rare code-making machine used by the Nazis during World War II is set to be auctioned off online on Thursday evening. California-based auction house Nate D. Sanders Auction has placed the so-called Enigma machine up for auction with a starting minimum bid of $ 200,000. The machine that is up for auction on Thursday is one of about 250 that were used in the war and still exist to day. It is also an M3 design with three rotors and matching parts, which makes it more rare. It also features the original wood, the original battery, portions of the leather strap, metal wheels with the Third Reich emblem and instructions written in German under the lid. Enigma machines were commonly used during WWII, but the number of models became scarce after Germany ordered them destroyed t...