Fri, Nov 21, 2008
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The clock was ticking. We'd taken the cells out of
their culture media an hour before. We thought about driving to
Barcelona, but that would have taken too long... We had a couple of
conversations, and within two hours the surgeon was in Bristol --
with his private jet."
Source: Professor Martin Birchall, lead
researcher among a team of British, German, and Spanish doctors who
partnered on the effort that resulted in the first-ever transplant
of a donor trachea, or windpipe, into a patient without the need
for immunosuppresants. The novel novel medical procedure almost
didn't happen this summer, however, thanks to a certain British
low-cost airline... and it was general aviation that literally flew
to the rescue.
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