My main academic and life interest is the field of Regenerative Medicine. In years past, regenerative medicine was considered by many (including me when I was far less medically educated) to be fake medicine … but in the past 20 years or so, technology caught-up with medicine and regenerative medicine is now a reality. We are able to build new organs for patients from their own stem cells; we inject stem cells into the heart of myocardial infarction (heart attack) patients as a means to regenerate some of their heart tissue; doctors and researchers are doing so much good for so many who have suffered for so long.
I am writing a research paper about bone fracture repair, and I am including information from this bone regeneration TED Talk by Molly Stevens. At minute 1:43, she discusses how WW2 fighter pilots inspired early breakthroughs in regenerative medicine.
Just thought that you might find the pilots’ contributions to science to be of interest!