Research and development

A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s West Coast Research Lab, Naval Health Research Center

In June, 1959, the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) established the Navy Medical Neuropsychiatric Research Unit. In September 1974, the unit’s name changed to the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC). Today, NHRC’s mission is to optimize operational readiness and warfighter health by informing DoD policy through research. Located aboard Naval Base Point Loma, NHRC is the Department …

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A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s Texas Research Lab, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio [PHOTOS]

In May 2009, the Navy consolidated several laboratory detachments into Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA), located on the San Antonio Military Medical Center campus, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Today, NAMRU-SA supports Navy Medicine’s commitment to improving the survival and medical readiness of the warfighter with operationally related research and development for the treatment of …

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A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s Peruvian Research Lab, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 [PHOTOS]

U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) is the U.S. Navy’s first stand-alone research facility in South America, and is one of six overseas research laboratories operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). NAMRU-6 was initially established in Lima, Peru in 1983, as the Naval Medical Research Institute Detachment (NAMRID) to investigate infectious diseases Today, NAMRU-6 research activates …

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NAMRU-6 Studies Fever to Predict Pandemics in Developing Countries

By NAMRU-6 Public Affairs LIMA, Peru – Navy Medicine researchers recently published a study reporting for the first time how fever affects mobility during an outbreak of a mosquito-borne pathogen like dengue. The study was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), in collaboration with several U.S. …

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Supporting the “The Right Stuff”: Looking Back at the Navy Medical Department and the Mercury Space Program Part III

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Part III: The Mercury Seven Visit Naval Medical Research Institute “We spent two years doing many things and following up many avenues to make sure we had not overlooked anything. We crammed ourselves full of knowledge. We built up our stamina on the big machines. And we got …

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