They define resilience as “the ability to accept circumstances that cannot be changed, and to adapt to significant changes in the environment.”  Based on this definition, they are investigating different biomarkers that can distinguish high resilience from low resilience, with the idea that these biomarkers could then be prognostic of surgical recovery.  Once identified, the goal then would be how to utilize these biomarkers to find ways to optimize the resilience of low resilient people before they go into surgery, thus leading to better recovery. [...READ MORE]