Doctor Hoang conducts the surgery to take An’s cornea.—Photo courtesy of the Vietnam National Co-ordinating Centre for Human Organ Transplantation. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Nguyen Hai An, 7, from Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem district, took her last breath on February 22. But before she passed away in her K Hospital sickbed, she and her mother agreed that she would give her cornea to people who could use it. An became the second-youngest person to donate a cornea in the country so far. The little girl, who had fought astrocytomas since September 2017, nodded without hesitation after her mother said she wanted to continue to see An’s eyes in the coming years by giving An’s cornea to others. Astrocytomas are tumours that arise from astrocytes—star-shaped cells that make up the “glue-like” or supportive tissue of the brain. The tumours are “graded” on a scale from I to IV based on how normal or abnormal the cells look. There … [Read more...] about Seven-year-old donates cornea, thousands touched
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Speaking at the opening of the Vietnam Communist Party Central Committee’s conference on May 16, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong raised the question "What will our country be in 2045?" The question of the top leader of Vietnam is one of many that need to be addressed at the upcoming XIII Congress, for which the Central Executive Committee is preparing. If the Party and the people's will unite, the problem can be solved no matter how difficult it is. In this regard, the will of the Party is taking shape. But what about the people? There are hundreds of ideas. VietNamNet would like to introduce an article by Dr. Dinh Duc Sinh about this matter. By 2045, the country's name will still be the Socialist Republic of Vietnam In 1945, the August Revolution gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After 35 years, in 1980, the name of the country was changed to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the expectation of advancing rapidly, strongly and firmly … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam be in 2045?
Conceptual similarities with foreign artworks were discovered by fellow artists A Vietnamese creative artist who rose to prominence with his multiple art projects on life in Ho Chi Minh City has been slammed for plagiarizing artworks by foreign artists. Nguyen Manh Khoi, better known as Maxk Nguyen, is a prominent creative artist and art director in Vietnam. Maxk came to public attention in February, when his typographic project inspired by Vietnamese street food went viral on social media. In the photos, world celebrities were seen alongside the stylized Vietnamese words “Vit Lot, Vit Dua, Cut Lon,” which stand for duck balut, smelly duck egg and quail balut. Maxk was also credited as the co-creator of the “Sai Gon Sau Vai” (Saigon Behind Shoulders) and “Sai Gon Ba Met Vuong” (Saigon in Three Square Meters) projects, which depict Ho Chi Minh City residents from all walks of life going on with their daily activities, and offer … [Read more...] about Creative artist behind popular Saigon projects called out for plagiarism