iSurgeon: Wow! Auto-pancreas transplant

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Look no hands: Robots perform delicate pancreas transplant in amazing world first

Doctors have carried out the world’s first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant on a mother-of-two in Italy.The team from Pisa Hospital performed the operation on a 43-year-old woman who had suffered from type one diabetes for 19 years and had already had a kidney transplant.Read more at

START – The treaty to make the world safer

It is time for the Senate to ratify it!

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Treaty Makes America More Secure, Has Broad Support, and Is Urgently Needed

The New START Treaty Makes America More Secure. Significantly reducing – by nearly
700 – the limit on the number of strategic nuclear weapons that Russia can deploy;
allowing us to keep a close eye on the remaining ones; building stability, predictability,
and transparency for the two countries with 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons;
and strengthening America’s fight against nuclear weapons falling into the hands of
terrorists and rogue states.


Not your everyday bike race even in Northeast!

Rough, tumble and ET call home, your Avatar is calling you Halloween costumed bike race – fun.

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Photos from a costumed Cross Crusade


This past weekend, the Cross Crusade headed to Astoria for a double-header of racing and Halloween fun. I wasn’t able to make it up there this year, but I wanted to share some of the hilarious costumes and scenes from the event.

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The Polar Bears: aka John Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance

Cool and timely!

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Wait A Minute! Do I Hear Bears Singing?

So I’m sitting here minding my own business this Sunday afternoon when suddenly I hear….Lennon? Yes. It was definitely Lennon. I looked up to see a team of polar bears, one wearing sunglasses, singing “Give Peace A Chance” on YouTube!  It was incredible. They were in tune and everything!

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