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French implants ‘Artificial heart’ in woman 

French artificial heartmaker Carmat announced on Tuesday that it had carried out the first implant of its Aeson artificial heart in a woman.

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French implants ‘Artificial heart’ in woman 

Paris: French artificial heartmaker firm, Carmat announced Tuesday that it had carried out the first implant of its Aeson artificial heart in a woman.

The company said the procedure had been performed at the UofL Health – Jewish Hospital by University of Louisville physicians in the United States.

“This third implant in the U.S. was a landmark event not only because it allowed us to finalize the enrollment of the first cohort of patients of the EFS (early feasibility study), but very importantly because it is the first time ever that our device has helped a woman suffering from heart failure,” Carmat CEO Stephane Piat said in a statement.

The medical team uses the hospital care console (HCC) to operate the prosthesis during implantation and track/monitor how the device is functioning.

However, the artificial heart-Aeson- is composed of 3 parts.

One motor pump group composed of two micro pumps that push the actuator fluid to the membranes and generate the systole and diastole.

The ventricles chambers, separated into two parts by a membrane, one for the blood and one for the actuator fluid. The blood-contacting layer of this membrane is made of biocompatible materials.

Embedded electronics, microprocessors and integrated sensors allowing autoregulated responses to the patient physiological needs.

One flexible external bag contained the actuator fluid. Four biological valves at the inlet and outlet providing unidirectional pulsatile blood flow while, two outlet conduits allowing to connect the prosthesis to the pulmonary artery and aorta.

One percutaneous driveline connecting the prosthesis to external components.

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Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 deaths

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,742 cases of coronavirus were reported while 39 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,729.

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Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 deaths

Islamabad: Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate is less than 4% for the sixth consecutive day, government data showed Thursday morning.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves. Today, the daily positivity rate in-country is at 3.30%.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,742 cases of coronavirus were reported while 39 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,729.

The total number of cases has reached 1,245,127.

As many as 1,169,566 patients have recovered from the disease with 3,768 critical cases.

Punjab    

The number of patients swelled to 431,092 in the province with 12,617 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 457,458 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,382.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 173,796 in the province with 5,537 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,916 confirmed cases while 348 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,127 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 738. On the other hand, there are 10,321 cases in GB with 184 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 105,417 cases in the capital city while 923 people have lost their lives.

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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with unique doodle

The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it along a birthday candle substituting for “L” in "Google”.

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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with unique doodle

Google, is celebrating its 23rd birthday on Monday (today) with a special cake-themed doodle on its homepage.

The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it along a birthday candle substituting for “L” in "Google”.

Google's foundation started in the year 1997 and was officially established as a company on September 27, 1998.

Technically, the company was founded on September 4, 1998. Though the company, for the first seven years, observed its birth anniversary on the said date, that year, but later it was decided to shift the celebrations to September 27 to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that this search engine was indexing.

Alphabet Inc. was created on October 2, 2015 through a restructuring of Google and later became its parent company and that of its former subsidiaries as well.

The history of the doodle itself dates back to 1998, to a month before Google was founded.

In 1997, Sergey Brin, a graduate student at Stanford University, just so happened to be assigned to show Larry Page, who was considering Stanford for graduate school at the time, around campus. By the next year, the two Google co-founders were building a search engine together in their dorm rooms and developing their first prototype.

Hence, in 1998, Google Inc. was officially born.

“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the globe, and while much has changed from the early days of Google, from its first server housed in a cabinet built out of toy blocks to its servers now being housed in more than 20 data centers globally, its mission of making the world’s information accessible to everyone remains the same,” wrote Google in its statement.

Co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google is today the most widely-used search engine globally. Its current CEO is Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Page on October 24, 2015.

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Pakistan logs 1,212 new COVID cases; positivity ratio at 2.60%  

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,212 cases of coronavirus were reported while 39 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,986.

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Pakistan logs 1,212 new COVID cases; positivity ratio at 2.60%  

Islamabad: Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves. Today, the daily positivity rate in-country is at 2.60%.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,212 cases of coronavirus were reported while 39 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,986.

The total number of cases has reached 1,253,868.

As many as 1,181,054 patients have recovered from the disease with 3,079 critical cases.

Punjab 

The number of patients swelled to 434,139 in the province with 12,724 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 461,258 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,451.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 175,012 in the province with 5,608 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,004 confirmed cases while 349 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,278 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 738. On the other hand, there are 10,338 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 105,839 cases in the capital city while 930 people have lost their lives.

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