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Against Infectious Disease Threats

“Global health security is a shared responsibility; no one country can achieve it alone.” – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
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(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Jessica L. Tozer/Released)

The Defense Department’s unrivaled investment in face transplant research has produced extraordinary results that have the potential to transform modern medicine forever.
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Red blood cells are the most transfused blood product in battlefield trauma care. Unfortunately, they are sometimes in limited supply in a battlefield environment. DARPA created its Blood Pharming program to potentially relieve this shortage by developing an automated culture and packaging …
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Despite the best efforts of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to protect the health of U.S. service members and veterans, the effects of neuropsychological illness brought on by war, traumatic injuries and other experiences are not always easily …
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The successful completion of a Phase 2 double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial for the anti-influenza drug T-705a clears the way for Phase 3 clinical trials to begin in November. Through a contract with Boston-based MediVector Inc., the investigational drug candidate is …
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Nothing alerts the general populace quite like the word “pandemic”, and with good reason. It is a threat human beings have been fighting since the first sniffle.  From the Black Death, which killed an estimated 200 million, to the influenza …
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Military operations depend upon the unimpeded flow of accurate and relevant information to support timely decisions related to battle planning and execution. To address these needs, numerous intelligence systems and technologies have been developed over the past 20 years, but …
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Tania Glenn, who has a doctorate in psychology and is a licensed clinical social worker, delivered a feelings-free, scientific analysis of the human body’s physiological response to high-stress situations to a group of airmen in the United States Air Force.  The goal?  To help …
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