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Breaking news: 3-d printed heart is getting ready to save lives.



3-d printed Human heart

Replica of Human’s heart with 3-D printed technology using Silicon:

It’s been breaking news among cardio students that an artificial 3-D  printed human heart has been designed by a team of researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. “It is a silicone mono block with complex inner structure,” said Nicholas Cohrs, a doctoral student ETH Zurich in Switzerland.  It is so soft and weighs 390 gms and has a volume of 679 cubic centimeters. It can only extend its function up to 3000 beats which last up to 30 to 45 minutes. It exactly replicates the functioning of Human heart like pumping. At present, this material may not be strong enough to last for years but scientists are looking forward to replace blood pumping machines with this artificial heart.

On March 11, 2016, for the first time in medical history, Chinese doctors were able to resolve a cardiac complication successfully through artificial 3-D printed heart transplantation for a nine-year-old baby. Since the baby had a major complication called congenital heart defect called a ‘Total Pulmonary Venous Anomalous Drainage’ in her Heart which implies one of the pulmonary arteries won’t work usually which is a hard nut to crack.

Hence surgeons took a bold step to replace her heart with artificial 3D printed heart and they were all succeeded in their attempt. “With the model, we were able to know precisely where and how we should cut, and how big the incision should be. And with such a thorough plan, we spent only half the time we had expected to complete the surgery,” the baby’s surgeon, Doctor Zhang Xueqin said.

This revolution in technology is going to save many lives ahead. It is so hard to operate open heart surgeries in some instances for some sensitive subjects; by employing artificial heart transplants can serve huge results since we can conveniently design the heart without even starting the operation. Since then many artificial transplants had done. .Now-a-days many hospitals around the world are employing the artificial heart transplants since there are many cardiac patients that couldn’t equate the donors. Hence there is an immense need for the 3D printed artificial heart transplants.This is going to change the world and we are going to see much more wonders than this in the field of medicine

He is one of our key author for Theloop21.He covers the International, National, Technology and Sports Columns. Currently, he is pursuing his MS in Managing the Projects in Northampton University, United Kingdom(UK).He completed his graduation at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada.He is keen on learning new things, tech geek and articulating the facts.Also, he is very much interested in Astrophysics.telugu wap


Maharashtra Farmers withdraw protest: Gov agrees to demands




It is not easy for the Indian farmers to be identified for their protests. But in Maharashtra farmers were successful in bringing down the government to agree their demands. Over 35,000 farmers who started a long rally on March 6 and walked 185 kilometres from Nashik to Mumbai to meet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

For not to cause any disturbance to the public the farmers have decided to march at night Their protest finally ended on a positive note. On Monday evening Maharashtra government announced that they have agreed most of the farmers’ demands including the right to forest land and waiver of loans. So that farmers have decided to withdraw their protest as the government agrees to their demands.

Thousands of farmers across Maharashtra started a long march from Nashik and reached Mumbai to voice their demands includes a complete farm loan waiver, implementation of  M.S. Swaminathan Commission report, transfer of forest lands to tribal farmers, higher rate for what they produce, securing land rights under the 2006 Forest Right Act.

Most of the opposition parties like Congress, NCP, MNS, and Shiv Sena leaders have supported the farmers and their protest against the government.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray said that I don’t see the red flags, I saw their red blood which is the same as ours, whichever the flag they carry, whoever their political hero government has to hear them. It is unfortunate to be insensitive to those who feed us and put ideological cages on them.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted the Congress party stands with the farmers and tribals marching to protest against the Central and state governments. ” I appeal to PM Modi and the CM to not stand on ego and to accept their just demands he added.

The farmers were led by the All India Kisan Sabha, and the government has arranged a special train for the farmers to go to their homes.




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Irrfan Khan diagnosed with rare disease Neuroendocrine Tumour



Irrfan Khan

51-year-old actor Irrfan Khan has revealed about his health condition. Few days ago he told that he is suffering from a rare disease. He said that he has been diagnosed with a rare disease called a neuroendocrine tumour. He wrote on Twitter soon he will share the details about the disease.

Earlier this month Irrfan Khan tweeted about his disease and said he is going out of the country for the treatment. He requesting all his fans to continue sending their wishes. NEURO is not always about the brain it is not easy to search for the disease and to know about the disease on google.

Irrfan begins his statement with a quote by Margaret Mitchell — “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.  “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about.  Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndrocine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope.

The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As of the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research.  To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”

Irrfan Khan tweeted on March 5 “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life-shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease,” I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will.

My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying time, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then wish the best for me.



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