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MHS Research Symposium

The Defense Department's premier scientific meeting, the MHS Research Symposium (MHSRS) is a joint symposium that provides a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, military scientists, academia, and industry to exchange information on research and health care advancements within the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Disease Research Programs. 

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Frontline Expeditionary Dental Care is Near-Time Reality

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U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Warfighter Deployed Medical Systems is working to modernize several field deployable dental treatment systems to provide dental treatments to warfighters in a not-so typical way.

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U.S. Army Medical Laboratory Forges Relationship with Australian Defence Force Institute

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American soldiers from the 1st Area Medical Laboratory were hosted by their counterparts at the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute in Brisbane, Australia. Find out what was discussed at this meeting to strengthen critical relationships, save lives, and enable both sides' mission readiness.

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Genome Sequencing Assists Research at Naval Health Research Center

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Learn how unique samples from naval vessels, US-Mexico border populations, and DOD beneficiaries aided in the Naval Health Research Center’s sequencing efforts.

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U.S. Military HIV Research Lends Lessons Learned to COVID-19

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The U.S. military has engaged in HIV research for three decades, contributing critical lessons learned, knowledge, and expertise during the COVID-19 research and vaccine development effort.

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Naval Medical Research Center Uses Genome Sequencing for Variants

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NMRC’s efforts provided important support for sequencing and viral isolation to the Department of Defense and Military Health System.

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DOD Aims to Shield Warfighters From Novel Biological Agents

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Newer and more complicated biological battlefield threats are prompting the need for stronger countermeasures. We explain the DOD's new advances in medical countermeasures - including cutting edge technology and artificial intelligence - to keep the warfighters operational and combat ready.

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“Call for Abstracts” Opens for 2023 MHS Research Symposium

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Preparations for the 2023 MHSRS are currently underway! Learn how you can qualify to present at the DOD's premier scientific meeting for the unique medical needs of the warfighter. (Deadline for abstracts: Feb. 19th)

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USAMRIID Focuses on Genome Sequencing to Detect Variants

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A connected family of laboratories across the MHS allows a more rapid response to the outbreak.

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Uniformed Services University Professor Develops Self-Diagnosis, Treatment Kit for Common Female Infections

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Air Force Research Laboratory Launches Wearable Biomolecular Sensors Program

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It's like an aircraft's "black box" - that Soldiers wear. Learn about the research collaboration that will literally "arm" warfighters with a sensor to track their well-being during critical missions, predicting performance and health issues before they occur.

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Naval Medical Research Center Begins Phase 1 Testing of Diarrhea Vaccine

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The Naval Medical Research Center partners with the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to begin testing of a new vaccine. Find out how it could protect Soldiers against a debilitating conditions that often impair the ability to do their jobs.

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Whole Genome Sequencing at Tripler Army Medical Center

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Tele-Critical Care Brings New Capability to Womack Army Medical Center

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This groundbreaking new tool gives critically ill patients access to 24/7 monitoring by deploying medical experts who can get them help immediately. See how it works, and why military medical experts are calling it the fail-safe mechanism that cannot be underestimated.

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It's been eight years in the making! Now, learn more about this ceremonial culmination of a large, global collaboration toward preventing future disease outbreaks and biological threats.

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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Implements SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequencing

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Last Updated: September 13, 2022
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