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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Edward Lopez performs a test to determine if a Togolese villager has malaria at a Medical Civic Action Program Health Fair. Medical personnel have embarked from High Speed Vessel Swift as part of an Africa Partnership Station visit. PS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Donald Allen/4th Combat Camera Squadron/U.S. Air Force)

Malaria has had a greater impact on manpower than enemy fire in all of the conflicts that have occurred in tropical regions in the 20th century. The Navy is working to change that.
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SILVER SPRING, Md. (Aug. 9, 2016) Cmdr. Michael Stockelman, deputy director of the Infectious Diseases Directorate at the Naval Medical Research Center, shows petri dishes containing pathogens used in phage research. The Naval Medical Research Center, in collaboration with the Walter Reed Army
Institute of Research, successfully combated an antibiotic-resistant infection in a laboratory model through bacteriophage therapy, which uses viruses found in the environment that are known for their activity against bacteria. (Photo by NMRC Public Affairs)

NMRC worked in collaboration with Navy Medicine’s overseas laboratories to collect phages from environmental sources around the world and personalized them so they could be made by selecting multiple individual phages to create phage mixes customized to the needs of each patient.
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The Naval Medical Research Center hosted the first DoD Osseointegration Program steering committee meeting to plan osseointegration (OI) prosthesis trials.

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A Department at the Naval Medical Research Center has adopted an approach to develop an understanding of the underlying mechanisms behind TBI.
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Navy researchers are investigating novel techniques and platforms for rapid and effective infectious pathogen diagnosis.
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A small clinical trial of a malaria vaccine candidate recently showed 100-percent protection against the disease. This could mean, with enough funding, that a first-generation vaccine may be ready in 4 to 5 years for deployed warfighters and people in …
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is sailing full speed ahead nationally as Navy laboratories, including the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), participate in the program and are committed to the improvement of STEM over the next decade. NMRC …
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By Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 20, 2012 – Navy medical researchers have expanded the knowledge of the bacterium that causes “travelers’ diarrhea” and are in the early stages of clinical trials of a …
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