Portuguese microchip to fight heart disease

Scientists believe they have created device to help fight against a rare and often fatal heart condition.

    Scientists in Portugal believe they have created a device that could help the fight against a rare, and often fatal, heart condition.

    Sudden cardiac death is particularly common among young sportsmen and women.

    The scientists have developed a system that uses a microchip to examine a person's genes for potential heart defects.

    The medical community has given the microchip idea a cautious welcome, but stressed it is not a cure.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports from Portugal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.