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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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Genome Sequence Is Not a Predictor of Radiation Resistance

Bethesda, Md. – For the last two decades, researchers worldwide have been using whole genome sequencing to understand what makes cells radiation-resistant, hoping to solve an old biological mystery: why is it that one of the most radiation-resistant organisms, Deinococcus radiodurans, aka “Conan the bacterium,” can survive hundreds of times more DNA damage caused by gamma rays than most other organisms? According to a study published recently in Standards of Genomic Sciences by researchers at the Uniformed Services University (USU), the amount of radiation a Deinococcus cell can survive in fact has little to do with the number and types of its DNA repair proteins.

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An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away, and Could Reduce Subthreshold PTSD

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The severity of symptoms can be reduced for individuals with emerging post-traumatic stress disorder through the use of smart phone apps, according to a new study published in the August edition of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking by researchers at the Uniformed Services University (USU).

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Joseph Caravalho Jr., MD, Selected as New Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine President, CEO

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Army Major General (Dr.) Joseph Caravalho, Jr., a 1983 graduate of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine ("America's Medical School"), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was selected as the next president and chief executive officer of HJF, effective September 1, according to an announcement today by Mr. Philip Odeen, chair of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) Council of Directors. Caravalho is currently the Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon and chief medical adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, providing recommendations to the Chairman, the Joint Staff and Combatant Commanders on a wide range of medical and readiness issues.

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Unit History of Suicide Attempt Increases Suicide Risk for Troops

Does a previous suicide attempt in a soldier’s unit increase the risk of additional suicide attempts? According to a study, “Risk of Suicide Attempt Associated with Previous Attempts in One’s Army Unit,” published July 26, 2017 in JAMA Psychiatry, the answer is yes.

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Heart Failure Biomarker Linked to Rare Genetic Tumor-Causing Diseases

Galectin-3, a protein that promotes cancer cell growth and is used as a biomarker for heart failure, has been linked to tumors observed in two rare genetic diseases, according to a study published July 11, 2017, in eLife







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