Life Sciences

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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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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