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Both vendors, BAE and DRS, are developing a FWS-I (mounted on weapon) and ENVG III product (helmet-mounted). This photo illustration depicts the prototype samples from BAE's FWS-I and DRS' ENVG III.

New night-vision equipment promises an enhanced image of the battlefield for soldiers.
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A new program could catalyze breakthrough medical treatments by determining why some people get less sick than others when infected by the same pathogens.
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Self-propelled micromotors may soon deliver drugs and perform microsurgery. (Photo: ACS Nano Journal)

The first study of synthetic micromotors in a living organism is paving the way for technology that could prevent or aid in healing warfighters in harm’s way.
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The 779th Dental Squadron is using new computer design technology to make dental operations more efficient and to assist Airmen in maintaining dental mission readiness.
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DARPA’s Pathogen Predators program will explore the potential use of living predatory bacteria to treat bacterial infections caused by threat agents & antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
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The Military's Organ and Tissue Banking

Recent progress through the DoD’s new small business innovation research (SBIR) programs may soon lead to a world without organ transplant waiting lists.
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Scientists who develop and refine diagnostics do more than work in a laboratory. Some take their disease-identifying tools into the field and try them out on a virus’s home turf.
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Now that emerging infectious diseases are a part of the chemical & biological defense mission, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is advancing its biosurveillance capabilities.
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