Dr. (Maj.) Vik Bebarta, an Air Force doctor and toxicology specialist at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX is researching better tools to diagnose and treat acute cyanide toxicity in critically ill patients, like those stricken during terrorist attacks. One of Bebarta’s projects, which compared cyanide antidote treatments, won this year’s Best Basic Science Research Award from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.
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Since 1923, the Naval Research Laboratory, or NRL, has been on the cutting edge of scientific search, exploring the boundaries of science and technology to help solve the challenges confronting U.S. military forces. In an Aug. 19 interview on “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military,” U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Stewart, commanding officer of NRL discusses the lab’s history and the latest unclassified work that researchers are pursuing.
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“Task Force Climate Change was initiated … to assess the Navy’s preparedness to respond to emerging requirements, and to develop a science-based timeline for future Navy actions regarding climate change,” Rear Adm. David Titley, the Navy’s senior oceanographer, explained in a July 28 interview on Pentagon Web Radio’s audio webcast “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military.”
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