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Zero-G surgery shoots for the stars






> SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
>
> *Sept. 28, 2006, 12:40AM*
> Zero-G surgery shoots for the stars
> That's one small snip for a team of French surgeons, one giant leap 
> for medicine in space
>
> By JAMEY KEATEN
> Associated Press
>
> MERIGNAC, FRANCE - A small, pink object floated near the hands of 
> surgeons who were removing a cyst from a man's arm. One of the 
> doctors, strapped to the wall with mountain-climbers' gear, flicked it 
> away. A piece of tissue then eerily floated upward.
>
> Braving queasy stomachs, a team of French doctors took to the skies 
> Wednesday for the first operation on a human being in zero-gravity 
> conditions, as the aircraft soared and dived to create weightlessness.
>
>
>   FOR THE REST OF THE STORY GO TO:
>
> http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/world/4220066.html
>
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