Life Sciences

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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By Jessica L. Tozer Sorry, can you speak up?  I can’t hear you over the sound of those deafening JET ENGINES. The deafening roar of supersonic aircraft can cause hearing damage to sailors and Marines on flight decks, so the …
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Scientists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Marine Geosciences Division are assisting NASA, the US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and the European Space Agency (ESA) in developing more accurate monitoring and sustainable forecasting of Arctic sea ice. Recent dramatic changes in the characteristics …
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By Tammy J. White, Office of Naval Research Using research designed to protect warfighters from noise-induced hearing loss in the naval environment, the Office of Naval Research has joined the Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to turn down the volume at the …
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