- Some scientists are competing vigorously to build a robotic heart that works well in place of human's
- Whosoever wins the challenge will receive a big amount of £30 million (N14,192,907,000) grant from The British Heart Foundation
- The success of the competition will help to reduce heart-related deaths
Scientists are competing for a whopping £30 million (N14,192,907,000) grant to build the first-ever robotic heart that uses the power of synthetic soft tissue for human usability.
The British Heart Foundation is the organization offering the grant to whoever wins the daunting challenge.
The success of the competition will help reduce deaths that are tied to heart failures or inability to get one, Euro Weekly reports.
The heart will work in combination with a person’s cells, making it a reliable hybrid heart. An interesting thing is that it would be grown in a lab after it has been covered with human tissue, making it more dependable
According to the same media, 42,000 people died from heart-related diseases in the UK. Of the figure, those under 65 years old were 18,668.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Alan Hattel, a retired welder, had a rare encounter when he realised people thought he was dead and then stopped calling him.
The 75-year-old man said he became so concerned when his phone did not ring for months, cutting him off most social circles.
He said that he realised how that happened when he got to see the tombstone his ex-wife erected for him. Standing beside the tombstone, the old man said: “I’m still alive”, saying the rumour that he was dead was over-exaggerated.
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Alan also said that his ex-wife whom he separated from 26 years ago built the headstone without his knowledge. The stone has his name and his wife’s on it.
He said she bought the plot of land and built the headstone with the intention to have them buried together. “I've never, ever said I wanted to be buried alongside my ex-wife,” he said.
In other news, big history was made on Tuesday, January 21, as top US higher institution, Rutgers University, chose its first African-American president, Jonathan Holloway.
With the appointment, Jonathan becomes the school’s 21st president after he had the biggest majority votes.
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