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Flight simulation helping surgeons perfect brain surgery

It sounds like it could be an old joke - a neurosurgeon and two former Israeli soldiers walk into a coffee shop. But what happens next is no punch line.

It's a chance encounter that has turned an old idea – meant to prepare fighter pilots for battle – into an innovative new idea that could save lives.

Surgical Theater is a virtual program that helps surgeons simulate intricate surgery - just like a flight simulator helps the Air Force practice a critical mission.

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