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Innovative Research in Synthetic Biology

An exciting new scientific frontier—synthetic biology—took center stage as part of a Distinguished Lecture Series celebrating ONR's 70th anniversary. Dr. Christopher Voigt, an MIT professor of biological engineering, inaugurated the series with a look at the revolutionary potential of synthetic biology—a field of science that holds great promise for improving healthcare, warfighter performance and military capabilities.

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    Synthetic Biology

Naval STEM

Image - Naval STEM ExpoThe latest issue of the STEM2Stern newsletter is out! Focused on diversity, the June issue introduces Anthony Smith, the new director of the Navy's Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions Program, and highlights rural robotics, "girl power," and an immigrant's story of scientific pursuits.

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A New Weapon for Treating Leg Injuries

To make training for combat medics more realistic, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have designed the first detailed computer simulation model of an injured human leg—complete with spurting blood. Sponsored by ONR, the goal of the simulator is to provide future medics with a virtual patient that reacts in realistic fashion to leg wounds.

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    Leg Simulation Model

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