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Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio
NAMRU-SA scientist selected for top Navy science award
June 12, 2020
— Work on biomedical projects, from developing an antivenom to dental research, has earned a Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio researcher an award for being one of the top scientists in the Navy...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston researchers author paper on military dental emergencies
October 23, 2019
— Researchers at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston have authored a research paper analyzing data of dental emergencies and traumatic facial and head injuries among servicemembers that could be utilized in improving troop outcomes and mission preparedness...
Navy Medicine commands host San Antonio educators for STEM tour
July 25, 2019
— The Navy Medicine Training Support Center cohosted Bexar County educators for a tour of the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 15...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston celebrates Women’s History Month
March 18, 2019
— The director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans was guest speaker for a Women’s’ History Month event led by Navy Medicine Training Support Center’s Diversity Committee and Soldiers assigned to the 106th Signal Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 13...
Navy scientists developing wound dressing to improve healing of battlefield injuries
December 20, 2018
— In addressing complications that hinder the ability of wounded service members to recover from their injuries, researchers at Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are developing and testing a type of wound dressing that contributes to the healing process and improves patient outcomes...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio scientists collaborate with Cornell University researcher
November 26, 2018
— Scientists from Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, Biomaterials and Epidemiology Department, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, are collaborating with a Cornell University researcher...
NAMRU-SA project developing tools to detect harmful bacteria in wounded warfighters
November 7, 2018
— Finding and developing diagnostic tools that can better identify harmful bacterial pathogens in wounded warfighters is the objective of two projects being conducted at Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio honors researcher
November 1, 2018
— Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio awarded the Tammy Hess Maestas award for Excellence in Laboratory Research to Leasha Stygler for her professional achievement as a Research Assistant III...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio focuses on improving device to remove dental waste
July 26, 2018
— Improving filtration devices that capture dental waste and keep the environment safe is the focus of a project being conducted at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio educates civic, business leaders
May 31, 2018
— Thirty-four civic and business leaders from the Defense Orientation Conference Association, or DOCA, toured the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 27 to see a working Navy medical research lab in action and gain insights to share with fellow civilian leaders in their community...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio studies effectiveness of potential snakebite treatments
March 7, 2018
— Two researchers at Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are studying the effectiveness of potential antivenom treatments in improving care for service members with snakebites...
Naval medical research project could lead to better method for bone regeneration
January 11, 2018
— A research project being conducted at Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, could lead to a better method for bone regeneration and improve treatment for service members and patients whose bone tissue has been damaged by a traumatic injury...
NAMRU-SA researchers working on laser therapy project to improve treatment of drug-resistant wound infections
June 19, 2017
— An innovative project being conducted at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston could lead to the development of laser therapy technology to improve the treatment of antibiotic resistant wound infections in the bodies of service members injured in combat...
Navy researchers investigate phage therapy to treat periodontal infections
May 4, 2017
— Representing mission readiness is critical to the success of the U.S. military and the health of service members is of highest importance. Almost 20 percent of all emergency department visits at a deployed expeditionary medical support facility during Operation Enduring Freedom were the result of dental disease...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio hosts international delegation to foster medical research collaborations
April 10, 2017
— Representing the Americas, a group of 60 business leaders and policy officials visited Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, as part of a larger tour of military medical facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 3...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio researchers developing field portable sterilizer
March 1, 2017
— Researchers at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are developing a portable sterilizer that can be used in military field operations and operate by battery when power is not available...
Naval researchers focus on monitoring immune system to diagnose, treat traumatic injuries
January 20, 2017
— The Department of Combat Casualty Care at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston works towards understanding both the physiologic and molecular changes which occur in response to traumatic injury. One of the unit’s primary focus areas is the identification of the mechanisms the immune system exploits to respond to injury, specifically hemorrhage and poly-trauma...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio dentist inspires interest during career day
January 4, 2017
— Lt. Cmdr. Jeffery Hoyle, a research dentist with the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, inspired students and raised awareness about career paths in Navy medicine during his talks to five classes of middle school students at the Joel C. Harris Academy in San Antonio Nov. 16, 2016...
NAMRU-San Antonio research provides platform for next generation antimicrobial wound dressing
November 15, 2016
— The Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, recently published data in the Journal of Nanomaterials demonstrating an electrospun chitosan/polyethylene oxide, or CS/PEO, scaffold is a promising candidate for wound dressing applications due to excellent antibacterial characteristics and biocompatibility. ...