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Format: 04/20/2014
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Local researchers count down to space surgery

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

In the weightlessness of space, an appendectomy, removal of a gall bladder, cuts or wounds, or even the pulling of a tooth would contaminate the spaceship with blood, tissue and bodily fluids. Gravity, as it turns out, is an important surgical tool that helps to confine bodily fluids.

But a team of local researchers, including Allegheny General neurosurgeon James Burgess,  is working to solve the problem.
 

To read more, visit the Post-Gazette website.

 

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