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Yeast May Be the Solution to Toxic Waste Clean-Up

About 46,000 nuclear weapons were produced during the Cold War era, leading to tremendous volumes of acidic radioactive liquid waste seeping into the environment. A new study suggests yeast as a potentially safer and more cost effective way to help clean up these radioactive waste sites. The study, “Prospects for Fungal Bioremediation of Acidic Radioactive Waste Sites: Characterization and Genome Sequence of Rhodotorula taiwanensis MD1149,” was published in Frontiers in Microbiology, Jan. 8.

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Dr. D. Scott Merrell Awarded 2017 Rare Disease Research Grant

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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has announced its 2017 Rare Disease Research Grant recipients and Dr. D. Scott Merrell, professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is among the grantees.

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Study Finds New Way to Clean Up Radioactive Sites, Protect Radiotherapy Patients, Astronauts

A new discovery by scientists could aid efforts to clean up radioactive waste sites, and could also help protect military personnel, cancer patients, and astronauts.

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Translational Research Fellowship Established; Prostate Cancer Pioneer Lauded

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The new COL (Ret.) David G. McLeod Prostate Cancer Translational Research Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Prachi Mishra, Dec. 7 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), in a ceremony in front of Department of Defense and industry leaders, cancer scientists, military healthcare providers and other colleagues.

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Transformation of Combat Casualty Care, Advances in Military Healthcare Focus of New Book

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Advances in medicine that dramatically improved warfighter survival and recovery in America’s most recent wars are the focus of a new book, “Out of the Crucible: How the U.S. Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan,” just published by the Borden Institute. These advances in technology, products, and patient care during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom were driven by military health professionals determined to exceed what modern medicine thought was possible.

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Military Medical Officers Save Woman’s Life on Veterans Day

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Swift action by two Army medical department officers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences saved the life of a Texas woman who went into cardiac arrest on Veterans Day.

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Former Air Force Surgeon General Thomas Travis to Deliver Keynote Speech at UT Southwestern Medical Center Veterans Day Ceremony

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Retired Lieutenant General and 21st U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Dr. Thomas W. Travis will be the featured speaker at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Third Annual Tribute to Veterans, Nov. 7.

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Colonel (Ret.) David G. McLeod Prostate Cancer Research Fellowship Established

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A new translational research fellowship has been established to continue the pioneering work of retired Army Col. (Dr.) David G. McLeod, who devoted nearly 50 years to prostate cancer research and treatment as a military urologist. He retired in 2016 as founding director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

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New Study Redefines How Radiation Kills Cells, Could Help Target Cancer Treatment

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Scientists have discovered for the first time how to accurately predict cellular radiation resistance without actually irradiating cells, instead measuring their internal ‘manganese-complexes’ responsible for resistance. This new broad measure of radiation resistance opens exciting scientific possibilities such as: allowing for more personalized cancer treatments, development of radioprotectors needed for astronauts to get to Mars and back, all while minimizing the need for animals in radiation studies, according to “Across the Tree of Life, Radiation Resistance is Governed by Antioxidant Mn2+, Gauged by Paramagnetic Resonance” published in the October 17 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

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In a Decade of War, U.S. Military Surgeons Provided More Than 6,000 Humanitarian Surgical Procedures to Afghan Adults

In addition to caring for U.S. troops and coalition forces during conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. military surgeons also provided humanitarian surgical care to nearly 6,000 local national Afghan adult patients over the course of a decade, according to a study published Sept. 13 in JAMA Surgery.







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