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Government scientists are highlighting two methods to increase the utility of single domain antibodies by studying the heavy chain antibodies found in camels and llamas.
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Military medical research laboratory scientists demonstrated the effectiveness of a small-molecule drug in protecting nonhuman primates from the lethal Marburg virus.
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Using geographic information system modeling, Air Force Capt. Jameson Voss, MD, found obesity was less common at high altitude.
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So long blood tests? The Air Force Research Laboratory’s wearable biosensor bandage can detect vital signs, dehydration and more!
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Recent ONR research invites comparisons to a “sixth sense” or Spiderman, but what researchers hope to learn has nothing to do with the supernatural or superheroes, but something much greater.
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Against Infectious Disease Threats

“Global health security is a shared responsibility; no one country can achieve it alone.” – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
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The Defense Department’s unrivaled investment in face transplant research has produced extraordinary results that have the potential to transform modern medicine forever.
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Red blood cells are the most transfused blood product in battlefield trauma care. Unfortunately, they are sometimes in limited supply in a battlefield environment. DARPA created its Blood Pharming program to potentially relieve this shortage by developing an automated culture and packaging …
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