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Pig skin protein gives sight back to 14 blind people – including three with perfect vision

Pig skin protein gives sight back to 14 blind people – including three with perfect vision

Twenty people who were blind or nearly blind have regained some or all of their sight thanks to a by-product of the food industry: pig skin. Researchers from Linköping University and LinkoCare Life Sciences AB were able to restore the group’s sight with a special corneal implant made from medical-grade collagen from porcine skin, a …

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They dropped out of Stanford to run a startup. Now, it’s close to becoming India’s next tech unicorn

They dropped out of Stanford to run a startup. Now, it's close to becoming India's next tech unicorn

“When we started this 12 months ago, every conversation we had was, ‘You’re completely insane, this is never going to work,’” teen CEO Aadit Palicha said. However, Palicha’s company has managed to prove the skeptics wrong: it is now approaching unicorn status and is one of the fastest growing quick trading apps in India. A …

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