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该项目预计于2022年6月底投入试运营，建成后将承担医疗、教学、科研、康养等社会职能，保障群众健康。 华商报记者 李琳
Cameroon has only victory in mind for crunch WC qualifier against Cote d'Ivoire: coach******
YAOUNDE, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon will be out to get the job done and win when they host rivals Cote d'Ivoire in a key FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday in Douala, coach Antonio Conceicao said on Monday.。
Cameroon needs to beat Cote d'Ivoire to top Group D and progress to the next stage of qualifying at the expense of their rivals.。
"We are focused, united and our objective is to win, win and win," Conceicao told a pre-match press conference in Douala on Monday evening.。
He added that his players were in top form and eager to please the home crowd with a victory.。
"We will do our best to put smiles on the faces of Cameroonians," said forward Christian Bassogog.。
After their 3-0 victory against Mozambique at the weekend, the Ivorians were confident of progressing to the next stage of qualifying, said Paulin Claude Danho, Ivorian minister of sports promotion and economic development.。
"We come here because we have to win. We want to go to the World Cup. We also want our players to show that they are the best," Danho told reporters.。
Cameroonian authorities have said up to 25,000 fans with negative COVID-19 test results will be allowed to enter the stadium to watch the match, the highest number of fans since the central African nation began relaxing anti-COVID-19 measures in stadia. Enditem。
China's central bank urges proper data usage, stronger personal data protection******
BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank governor Yi Gang on Wednesday called for the promotion of fairer data use on the premise of protecting personal data.。
Addressing Hong Kong FinTech Week 2021 via video, Yi said the issue of personal data protection has come to the fore amid the rapid development of fintech.。
Some big tech firms have either collected data without permission or misused it, and there are also cases of customer data leakage, Yi said. "It is urgent that we strengthen personal data protection."
The governor said personal data protection is high on the agenda of the People's Bank of China (PBOC). Since 2005, the PBOC has introduced data protection regulations in the areas of anti-money laundering, consumer protection and credit information.。
The PBOC has recently focused on cracking down on the excessive collection of consumer data, urging financial institutions to collect, use and store information for legitimate purposes and in strict accordance with the principles of lawfulness and minimum necessity, according to Yi.。
He also said that international coordination in fields such as anti-trust, data and consumer protection should be enhanced, calling for "joined hands" to set standards for personal data protection.。
"Going forward, we will continue to improve the legal framework for personal data protection in the financial sector, and strengthen regulations accordingly," Yi said. Enditem。
Pig kidney works in human patient in 'potential miracle'******
In this September 25 image courtesy of NYU Langone Health, the surgical team examines the genetically engineered pig kidney for signs of rejection.
A US medical team has succeeded in temporarily attaching a pig's kidney to a person, a transplant breakthrough hailed as a "potential miracle" by the surgeon who led the procedure.
The surgery, carried out on September 25, involved a genetically modified donor animal and a brain-dead patient on a ventilator whose family had given permission for the two-day experiment, for the sake of advancing science.
"It did what it's supposed to do, which is remove waste and make urine," Robert Montgomery, director of the transplant institute at New York University Langone, told AFP.
Critically, the organ was able to reduce the level of the molecule creatinine, a key indicator of kidney health that was elevated in the patient prior to the transplant.
Montgomery carried out the surgery with several colleagues over the course of around two hours.
They joined the kidney to blood vessels on the top of one of the patient's legs, so that they could observe it and take biopsy samples.
The patient had wanted to be an organ donor and their family was initially disappointed when told their loved one's organs were not suitable, said Montgomery.
But "they felt a sense of relief that this was another opportunity for donation," he said. The patient was taken off the ventilator and passed away following the 54-hour test.
The genetically engineered pig kidney is prepared to allow for urine production.
'Important intermediate step'
Earlier research has shown that kidneys from pigs are viable in nonhuman primates for up to a year, but this was the first time it had been attempted with a human patient.
The donor pig belonged to a herd that had undergone a genetic editing procedure to knock out a gene that produces a particular sugar, which would otherwise have triggered a strong immune response and led to organ rejection.
The editing was performed by biotech firm Revivicor, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics.
"It is still a question what would happen three weeks from now, three months, three years," said Montgomery.
"The only way we're really going to be able to answer that is to move this into a living human trial. But I think this is a really important intermediate step, which tells us that at least initially, things are probably going to be okay."
He plans to submit the findings to a scientific journal in the next month, and says a clinical trial could take place in around a year or two.
The news was welcomed cautiously by outside experts, who nonetheless said they would like to see the peer-reviewed data before drawing firm conclusions.
"This news is a significant scientific achievement in the xenotransplantation field," Hynek Mergental, a surgeon at the University of Birmingham in Britain, said in a statement.
If confirmed, "it would be a major step forward in the organ transplant field that might solve the critical shortage of donor organs," he added.
A genetically engineered pig kidney is cleaned and prepared for transplant into a person.
The news comes amid a dire shortage of transplant organs.
According to official US data, there are nearly 107,000 Americans awaiting an organ – 90,000 of whom need a kidney. Seventeen Americans die each day while waiting for an organ.
To meet demand, doctors have long been interested in so-called xenotransplantation, or cross-species organ donation, with experiments tracing back to the 17th century.
Early research focused on harvesting organs from primates – for example, a baboon heart was transplanted into a newborn known as "Baby Fae" in 1984, but she survived only 20 days.
Today, pig heart valves are widely used in humans, and pig skin is grafted on human burn victims.
Pigs make the ideal donors because of their size, their rapid growth and large litters, and the fact they are already raised as a food source, said Montgomery.