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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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This prototype’s novel approach uses magnetic nano-sized beads to filter deadly microbes and toxins from the bloodstream.
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Researchers have found a way to engineer protein logic gates that sense, identify, and report on the presence of infectious agents without causing harm to the warfighter.
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New micropumps could use the body’s own chemistry as their power supply, new research suggests.
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