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England's first artificial cornea transplant

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91-year-old Cecil ‘John’ Farley has made history as the first patient in England to receive an artificial cornea.

The new artificial cornea, called EndoArt, was created by EyeYon Medical, and only 200 have been implanted worldwide to date, including John’s.

We hear from the lead researcher behind an AI tool ‘can rapidly rule out heart attacks in people attending A&E’ - and it could eventually have huge benefits for the NHS. 

Roberto Dario Sesia, a PHD student at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London, discusses the groundbreaking technology, known as Rapid-RO.

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  • Fresh water present on Earth ‘500 million years earlier than previously thought’
  • Study finds drinking alcohol then napping on flights could be bad for your heart
  • Why you might struggle to read your dog’s facial expressions.

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