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External Affairs: Media Affairs

Director for Media Affairs

Gwendolyn Smalls
Phone: (301) 295-3981
Fax: (301) 295-3757

2013 Press Releases


Scientists Resolve Decades-old Mystery of 'Chlamydial Anomaly'

A 50-year-old mystery surrounding the existence of a cell wall in the bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis, or chlamydia, has been solved by researchers at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

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Arthur Kellermann Is Named Dean of U.S. Military Medical School

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, Paul O'Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC, has been named as the new Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), following a year-long search.

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Uniformed Services University alumnus among NASA's new astronaut class

NASA officials announced their newest class of astronaut candidates and Army Maj. (Dr.) Andrew Morgan, 37, a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) graduate is among the select group of trainees. Morgan, a USU class of 2002, was among the 8 military and civilian astronaut candidates selected by NASA officials for their 2013 class. He was selected from more than 6,100 applicants -- a process that took more than a year and a half.

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Breakthrough Study Sheds Light on Cell Defense Against Radiation Exposure

New insight into the structural nature of Deinococcus manganese complexes in the world's toughest microbe, Deinococcus radiodurans, gained by using advanced spectroscopy techniques, may ultimately accelerate the development of pharmaceuticals aimed at slowing down the aging process. It may also prevent some severe side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy, reduce the chances of skin cancer following exposure to UV rays from the sun, and in the preparation of irradiated vaccines, according to a breakthrough study, "Responses of Mn2+ Speciation in Deinococcus radiodurans and Escherichia coli to -Radiation by Advanced Paramagnetic Resonance Methods," published in the March 25 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

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