Specialized smart soft contact lenses can address global issue of glaucoma diagnosis, management

The vision of Purdue University biomedical engineer Chi Hwan Lee to develop specialized smart soft contact lenses that can accurately measure intraocular pressure (IOP) in a person’s eye could be the latest answer to stopping glaucoma-related blindness. Lee, the Leslie A. Geddes Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, led […]

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Hundreds of gig driver jobs under threat in Spain as new rules kick in

Hundreds of ride-hailing app drivers in Barcelona and other Spanish cities could lose their jobs on Saturday when a deadline for new rules covering these services expires, drivers and fleet owners told Reuters. Spain’s regional governments were told to issue new rules for private cars transporting passengers hired through mobile platforms such as Uber (UBER.N), […]

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BlackRock says cutting leverage in some funds in UK pensions crisis

U.S. asset management group BlackRock said on Friday it was reducing leverage in so-called liability-driven investment (LDI) funds at the centre of chaotic market conditions for British pension funds this week, to protect its clients’ capital. British government bond prices slumped by their most in decades following finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng’s first fiscal statement last […]

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