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News - February 22, 2013

Stanford fruit flies are headed into space

School of Medicine heart surgeon's astronaut dreams take flight with outer-space experiment

by Sue Dremann

A Stanford University School of Medicine heart surgeon's fruit-fly experiment could blast off to outer space as early as September, and the effect of weightlessness on the tiny creatures' hearts could reveal how long-term space travel might change an astronaut's heart.

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