Life Sciences

How do you take the temperature of a cell?  The familiar thermometer from a doctor’s office is slightly too big considering the average human skin cell is only 30 millionths of a meter wide. But the capability is significant; developing …
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Before sailors and soldiers deploy to locations around the world, they need to know the kinds of infectious diseases they might encounter, especially those diseases that are resistant to antibiotics. As part of ongoing research in this field, U.S. Naval …
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Since 2000, more than 2,000 servicemembers have suffered amputated limbs. DARPA’s breakthrough research with advanced prosthetic limbs controlled by brain interfaces is well documented, but such research is currently limited to quadriplegics; practical applications of brain interfaces for amputees are still …
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As more military service members report hearing loss, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is hosting nationwide experts on how to combat the issue. Sponsored by ONR’s Warfighter Performance Department, and coinciding with Better Hearing and Speech Month, the meeting …
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Weight, hinge design, and the assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks. The study, done in conjunction …
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If you ask random strangers, “What is the most important organ in the human body?” many people would say the heart and lungs, but most probably would say the brain. The brain’s role is central in our lives, but it …
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A system developed by researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, would help bring water to soldiers in the field, either cool or heat it, and then keep it that way …
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A program managed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to get ahead of epidemic outbreaks has led to the deployment of new healthcare monitoring and information collection technology in South America and Africa. Building off of an original project …
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