Life Sciences

The computer age has dramatically impacted the practice of medicine.  No matter what specialty of health care you look to, technology has enabled new tools to support the work of providers and facilitate the healing of patients. Behavioral health is …
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What is the true measure of today’s soldier? If the question were philosophical, the answer could stir some debate. From a physical standpoint, however, Dr. Claire Gordon and Cynthia Blackwell will soon provide as accurate an answer as you’re likely …
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In addition to keeping the warfighter safe while deployed in theater, there is a clear need to maintain warfighter health throughout their military service. For example, the Military Infectious Disease Research Program reports that more warfighters are hospitalized each year for infectious …
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Deployed U.S. forces have historically been exposed to diseases that are not prevalent in the U.S. such as malaria, leishmaniasis and dengue. To combat these disease threats, the U.S. military has excelled at infectious disease research and spurred some of …
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The 317th Recruiting Squadron, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, recently started a program to inspire innovation and creativity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.  They challenged students in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland schools with a simple …
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Keep right at the fork.  Take the first exit at the roundabout.  Recalculating.  Destination on the left. Admit it, you read those words in the voice of your handy GPS.  Mine’s named Stella.  She enjoys making abrupt decisions with wild …
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An Army doctor has helped develop a vaccine that he believes will prevent cancer, or at least its recurrence. The drug NeuVax began phase III clinical trials Jan. 20, which Col. George Peoples said could lead to its Food and …
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Military doctors here are examining shrapnel taken from service members and veterans, looking for depleted uranium and other metals. The Joint Pathology Center’s Biophysical Toxicology and Depleted Uranium/Embedded Metal Fragment Laboratories branch is analyzing the embedded fragments and providing second …
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