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Naval Medical Research and Development News. Volume 8, Issue 7, July 2016

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Technical Report,01 Jul 2016,31 Jul 2016

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Naval Medical Research Center Silver Spring United States

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pathogens.Navy Medicine is highlighting the month of July as Health Innovation Month, giving us an opportunity to share stories of how new technologies, products and inventions can improve the health of the warfighter. Many might be unaware the Surgeon General runs a health innovation cell at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery the Navy Medicine Futures and Innovation Office. The mission of this office is to provide an unfiltered conduit for innovative ideas from the deck plate on topics ranging from sustaining critical skills to digital medicine. Just this week I had the opportunity to discuss with the outgoing Director, CDR Hassan Tetteh, ways in which our R and D commands might participate in this exciting initiative. The Navy Medicine Research and Development enterprise uses healthcare technology as a cornerstone on multiple projects. The Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory NSMRL is using technology to investigate the microbiome of deployed submariners in an effort to identify wellness and mental health risk. The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio NAMRU-SA is promoting utilization of online and mobile app-based resources to provide audio-guided meditation for staff to improve mindfulness and decrease stress, as well as promoting the use of a virtual, multimedia trainer to improve fitness. The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit-3 Cairo NAMRU-3 is using emerging technology to improve far-forward detection of emerging disease through the validation of microfluidic, multi-well PCR to enhance screening for multiple febrile-illness-causing

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