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Surgeons at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center implant the leadless pacemaker. (Photo courtesy: WRNMMC)

Walter Reed is the only DoD hospital to implant the new FDA approved leadless pacemaker.
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Caption: “An Army flight medic.  The mask represents our country shedding tears for our military on one side, and our military shedding tears for our country on the other side.  Quotes on the military side (which also symbolizes death via the skull) read, “Shed no more tears, your medic will shed them for you,” and “I have destroyed my life and myself so that others may live.”” Mask by a military service member from art therapy sessions at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Temporary exhibit of art therapy masks on display at National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Md. in Aug-Sept. 2016. (Disclosure: This image has been cropped to emphasize the subject.) (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart/ Released)

On August 30, Science Café attendees will hear from Melissa Walker, a credentialed art therapist who works with service members to artistically help and process their feelings, experiences, and identities.
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Awarded the prestigious Department of Defense Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter award for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, Dr. Bradley Ringeisen, head of the Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, is an internationally recognized leader and pioneer of live cell and organ printing. Ringeisen is bestowed this distinguished award for his accomplishments in the development and expansion of the applications of three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting using the Navy’s patented biological laser printer, or BioLP. (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman)

Dr. Bradley Ringeisen, of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), is awarded the prestigious Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter award for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015.
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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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Prosthodontists at Walter Reed and Naval Postgraduate Dental School use advanced technology to provide military patients with complete oral rehabilitation.
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Dr. Marc Raphael, a physicist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, leads a team that has become the first to image protein secretions from cells in real-time using live-cell microscopy.
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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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Losing a leg is one of the scarier scenarios when it comes to military deployment. Unfortunately, it’s also a possibility.  I joined the Army in 2002, and at that time I remember rumblings about what would happen if and when …
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