Even the most minor accident in space can turn deadly, and for years scientists have been trying to figure out how to treat these emergencies when hospitals are days away. According to the Parker Chronicle, a Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker was recently part of a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian surgeons to work toward a solution. And they made some real advancements.
Surgeons boarded a specially equipped plane at the end of June, and while experiencing zero gravity they performed medical procedures on a cut suit, which is a body suit containing synthetic organs. It was the first experiment of its kind.
“It was fascinating,” LaPorta told the newspaper. “to see that damage control surgery could be done in weightlessness, broken down into simple steps.”
This local update courtesy of your Parker Community Expert.