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First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA

By Kerry Grens | February 16, 2018

The diagnostic measures two proteins indicative of brain injury.

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The compound, BCI-838, is already in human clinical trials as a possible treatment for depression.

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image: Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness

Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness

By Shawna Williams | November 13, 2017

Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience meeting point to changes in neurons and connectivity between brain regions as potential components of the enigmatic condition.

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Anthrax Sent in Error to 86 Labs

By Kerry Grens | July 29, 2015

A US Army lab shipped live spores of the deadly bacterium because of improper irradiation protocols, a Department of Defense review has found.

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image: US Military to Join Ebola Fight

US Military to Join Ebola Fight

By Kerry Grens | September 17, 2014

President Obama plans to send thousands of military personnel to Africa to streamline infectious disease-response efforts.

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image: DARPA Puts Biotech at the Fore

DARPA Puts Biotech at the Fore

By Kerry Grens | April 4, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense is solidifying its focus on the life sciences with a new division of biotechnology.  

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Science Afield

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2012

Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.

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image: Encrypting <em>E. coli</em>

Encrypting E. coli

By Kerry Grens | September 26, 2011

Researchers design patterns of fluorescent protein expression to deliver secret messages.

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