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Pig liver filters human blood, England tackles measles surge
Surge in England's measles cases leads to vaccine campaign; pig liver breakthrough in liver therapy
There has been an unusually low number of high-significance articles in the last few days. I haven’t made changes to the algorithm, so perhaps there really hasn't been any significant news for that long? I’ll consider lowering the threshold if this continues.
Today ChatGPT read 1235 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 2 articles with a significance score over 7.
[7.1] Rise in measles cases prompts vaccination campaign in England — The Guardian
England has launched a national campaign to increase measles vaccination after a surge in cases and outbreaks. The UK Health Security Agency declared a national incident, with over 3.4 million children unprotected. Despite the vaccine's effectiveness, national uptake has declined, with only 84.5% of children receiving the second dose by age five, far below the 95% target to prevent spread. Factors contributing to the decline include vaccine misinformation and Covid-19 impact.
[7.0] Experimental use of pig liver to filter blood externally offers hope for patients — The Guardian
The University of Pennsylvania successfully tested a genetically modified pig liver to filter blood outside a human body, a potential breakthrough for liver failure treatment. This xenotransplantation experiment used a device to maintain the liver, which functioned well for 72 hours. The FDA is considering human trials for pig organ transplants, as over 10,000 Americans await liver transplants.
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