Tag Archives: Navy research

NAMRU-6 Entomology Department Helps Take the “Bite” out of Insect-borne Disease Threats

 By Cmdr. Frederick M. Stell (current) and Lt. Cmdr. Roxanne G. Burrus (outgoing), department heads, Department of Entomology,  U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6, Peru * Editor’s note: This is blog number 3 out of 6 in a series of blogs from NAMRU-6. U.S. military personnel deployed on the ground throughout the world are often exposed to insect-borne diseases. The …

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NAMRU-6 Counters the Threat Against Bacteria and Resistant Organisms

By Lt. Cmdr. Drake Tilley, head, Department of Bacteriology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 6 -Peru **Editor’s note: This is blog number two of six from NAMRU-6 on their vast research efforts. Infectious bacteria have been causing problems for military campaigns since time immemorial. At the forefront has always been diarrhea, and with every deployment or armed conflict, diarrhea has …

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Navy entomologist mentors college students on insects, public health

By Lt. James Dunford, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BACKGROUND ON AUTHOR:  Lt. James Dunford had an interest in the study of insects at an early age, and carried that interest to earn a Ph.D. in Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. While attending UF, he taught courses on insect identification and general entomology, and was recipient …

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