Research and development

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

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Part II: The Naval School of Aviation Medicine and the Human Disorientation Device “You tumbled slowly, twisted and rolled as your body lurched against the tight harness that strapped you to a couch. Then you rotated faster and faster until finally you were spinning violently in three different …

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Mosquito Research Aids Vaccine Development

By Naval Medical Research Center public affairs Mosquitos are everywhere and can be hard to avoid. Through the research conducted at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), mosquitos play a vital role in successful vaccine development. Mosquitos can spread many diseases including dengue, West Nile Virus, Zika virus and malaria. Entomologists like Lt. Cmdr. Roxanne Burrus, Ph.D., working for NMRC’s …

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Thinking Outside the Clinic: Researching Novel Approaches to Improving Psychological Health

By: Cindy Thomsen, Ph.D., Health and Behavioral Sciences Department Head, Naval Health Research Center When it comes to finding new ways to treat familiar illnesses and injuries, military medicine has always been on the frontline of the fight. This holds true whether the illness or injury is physical or psychological. Navy Medicine researchers are leading the charge to think beyond …

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