Life Sciences

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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1. When was the International Ice Patrol formed? Shipping areas in the North Atlantic have always been hazardous to navigate. The hazards of the North Atlantic captured global attention in April 1912 when the RMS Titanic sank after it struck an iceberg. The incident …
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Airmen at Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey routinely test the air and water supplies to ensure they don’t contain anything that could cause illness to other airmen and residents of the base.

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A spider’s haircells can detect air flow at low levels even in a noisy background and its silk can be used in bullet proof vests! AFOSR program manager Dr. Hugh DeLong will highlight research he supports that investigates natural systems and ways to …
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