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A chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense face mask is displayed during a CBRN defense course at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 5, 2017. CBRN defense protective measures are taken in situations where CBRN warfare hazards may be present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Specialized military teams are at the ready and strategically positioned around the country to detect potential threats with advanced technology.
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(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Jessica L. Tozer/Released)

Researchers are refining for the U.S. Army the use of a commercial technology that will allow soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical & biological hazards.
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(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Jessica L. Tozer/Released)

A team of researchers demonstrate a electrosynthesis that allows for large-scale and low-cost preparation of magnetically driven tailored nanoswimmers. This holds the promise for future miniature devices in the human body.
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The successful completion of a Phase 2 double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial for the anti-influenza drug T-705a clears the way for Phase 3 clinical trials to begin in November. Through a contract with Boston-based MediVector Inc., the investigational drug candidate is …
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A new material could protect the nation’s warfighters from a chemical and biological attack without having to change into bulky, cumbersome additional garments. Researchers at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department are working on the dynamic …
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