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* The European Union gave its final approval for Croatia to adopt the euro single currency from 1 January 2023. <small>([[Croatia#July_12|more]])</small> [[File:Croatia.gif]]
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* IT Galax Solutions Pte Ltd from Fiji was named as one of five winning teams at the Pacific Islands Fintech Innovation Challenge in Singapore. <small>([[Fiji#July_29|more]])</small> [[File:Fiji.gif]]
* Australian cartoon Bluey won the prestigious 2022 Prix Jeunesse International Award in the Up to 6 Fiction category. <small>([[Australia#June_15|more]])</small> [[File:Australia.gif]]
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* Zambian track and field sprinter Muzala Samukonga won Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the Men's 400m category. <small>([[Zambia#August_7|more]])</small> [[File:Zambia.gif]]
* Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Nick Kyrgios and claimed his seventh Wimbledon men's singles title, and 21st grand slam title overall. <small>([[Serbia#July_10|more]])</small> [[File:Serbia.gif]]
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* French freediver Arnaud Jerald broken the deepest underwater dive world record with bi-fins in three minutes and 34 seconds. <small>([[France#August_11|more]])</small> [[File:France.gif]]
* Tennis star Elena Rybakina became the first Kazakhstani player to clinch a Grand Slam singles title at the 2022 Wimbledon. <small>([[Kazakhstan#July_9|more]])</small> [[File:Kazakhstan.gif]]
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* Researchers in Sweden have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig's skin, which resembles the human cornea. <small>([[Sweden#August_11|more]])</small> [[File:Sweden.gif]]
* American researchers have developed a new material for creating artificial muscles that are stronger than their biological counterparts. <small>([[United_States#July_7|more]])</small> [[File:United_States.gif]]
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* China sent 16 new satellites into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi. <small>([[China#August_10|more]])</small> [[File:China.gif]]
* Neal Skupski of England and Desirae Krawczyk of the USA won the mixed doubles tennis title at the 2022 Wimbledon. <small>([[England#July_7|more]])</small> [[File:England.gif]] [[File:United_States.gif]]
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* The fifth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games started in Turkey’s Konya province in a colourful opening ceremony. <small>([[Turkey#August_9|more]])</small> [[File:Turkey.gif]]
* Ukrainian mathematician, Maryna Viazovska, became only the second woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal, regarded as the Nobel Prize for mathematics. <small>([[Ukraine#July_5|more]])</small> [[File:Ukraine.gif]]
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* Lindon Victor of Grenada won gold in the Men’s decathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. <small>([[Grenada#August_5|more]])</small> [[File:Grenada.gif]]
* A team of scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London, England have discovered the largest waterlily species in the world. <small>([[England#July_4|more]])</small> [[File:England.gif]]
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* The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)-D1 successfully launched on its maiden flight. <small>([[India#August_7|more]])</small> [[File:India.gif]]
 
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<big>'''Australian researchers discover how to automate blood donations'''</big>
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<big>'''Bioengineered cornea can restore sight to the blind and visually impaired'''</big>
<br />Blood processing is largely manual.
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<br />Researchers and entrepreneurs have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, which resembles the human cornea. In a pilot study, the implant restored vision to 20 people with diseased corneas, most of whom were blind prior to receiving the implant.
  
At a processing centre, whole blood donations must be separated into its cellular components via centrifugation. To do this, the blood pack must be folded in a particular way to ensure during the process there is no bacterial contamination (which, in turn, increases shelf life).
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The study jointly led by researchers at Linköping University (LiU) and LinkoCare Life Sciences AB has been published in Nature Biotechnology. The promising results bring hope to those suffering from corneal blindness and low vision by providing a bioengineered implant as an alternative to the transplantation of donated human corneas, which are scarce in countries where the need for them is greatest. <small>([https://liu.se/en/news-item/biokonstruerad-hornhinna-kan-ge-blinda-synen-ater More])</small>
 
 
Staff are highly trained to carry out this operation, but there are still risks and instances of human error. Damaged or torn packs not only lead to the loss of a precious donation, but also disrupt production and expose staff to potentially hazardous biological materials. Even subtle non-conformities can occur and build over time, leading to quality deviations. On the other hand, such repetitive motions – sometimes hundreds a day – can cause ergonomic strain and injury for staff. <small>([https://www.swinburne.edu.au/news/2022/05/robots-can-improve-the-flow-of-blood-donations/ More])</small>
 
  
 
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Any registered user of D+ can add and edit news to D+ pages. Each of its news content is curated and researched by international researchers, independent journalists and community contributors.

D+ is also synonymous with different blood groups, such as, A+ and B+. Blood is the essential substance of life as is positivity. D+ aims to ensure the circulation of positivity in the world community at a time when it's most needed.

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  • IT Galax Solutions Pte Ltd from Fiji was named as one of five winning teams at the Pacific Islands Fintech Innovation Challenge in Singapore. (more) Fiji.gif
  • Zambian track and field sprinter Muzala Samukonga won Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the Men's 400m category. (more) Zambia.gif
  • French freediver Arnaud Jerald broken the deepest underwater dive world record with bi-fins in three minutes and 34 seconds. (more) France.gif
  • Researchers in Sweden have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig's skin, which resembles the human cornea. (more) Sweden.gif
  • China sent 16 new satellites into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi. (more) China.gif
  • The fifth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games started in Turkey’s Konya province in a colourful opening ceremony. (more) Turkey.gif
  • Lindon Victor of Grenada won gold in the Men’s decathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (more) Grenada.gif
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)-D1 successfully launched on its maiden flight. (more) India.gif
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Bioengineered cornea can restore sight to the blind and visually impaired
Researchers and entrepreneurs have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, which resembles the human cornea. In a pilot study, the implant restored vision to 20 people with diseased corneas, most of whom were blind prior to receiving the implant.

The study jointly led by researchers at Linköping University (LiU) and LinkoCare Life Sciences AB has been published in Nature Biotechnology. The promising results bring hope to those suffering from corneal blindness and low vision by providing a bioengineered implant as an alternative to the transplantation of donated human corneas, which are scarce in countries where the need for them is greatest. (More)

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Brazil.gif Brazil Brunei.gif Brunei    Bulgaria.gif Bulgaria Burkina Faso.gif Burkina Faso 
Burma V2.gif Burma Burundi.gif Burundi

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Central African Republic.gif Central African Republic     Chad.gif Chad Chile.gif Chile China.gif China
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Czech Republic.gif Czech Republic

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England.gif England Equatorial Guinea.gif Equatorial Guinea     Eritrea.gif Eritrea    Estonia.gif Estonia    
Ethiopia.gif Ethiopia

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