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Medical tools, supplies 3D printed in desert deployment

Army Lt. Col. Jason Barnhill, a faculty member of West Point and the Uniformed Services University’s Department of Radiology, poses for a photo with a 3D printer capable of biofabrication that could expedite repair or perhaps replace damaged tissues for troops injured on the battlefield. (Courtesy photo)

3D printing provides the ability to produce tailored health care solutions

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Surgeons perform first bioengineered blood vessel transplant in military patient

Development of the Human Acellular Vessel, or HAV, starts by taking living cells from a human blood vessel and placing them onto a tube-shaped frame. These vascular cells are kept alive in an organ chamber, growing around the tube-shaped lattice. Over time, the lattice that was used to seed the original vascular cells dissolves, and scientists remove the original cells so the new vessel doesn’t cause an immune response when it’s implanted. What is left is a solid, tubular structure made of human vascular material that looks and acts like a blood vessel -- thus, the bio-engineered and newly-grown blood vessel, or HAV. (USU medical illustration by Sofia Echelmeyer)

Injury to major blood vessels of the body is the most common cause of death and disability in combat

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Research and Innovation | Technology

Former recording artist pursues career as military doctor

A former contemporary singer-songwriter, Paden Smith (left), is taking the next steps to become a military physician. On May 16, 2018, he graduated from the Uniformed Services University's two-year enlisted to medical degree preparatory program, or EMDP2. (Courtesy photo)

Smith spent his first eight years on active duty serving as a Chinese linguist, but he had dreams of becoming a doctor

Vietnam Vascular Registry helps veteran reunite with doctors

The Vietnam Vascular Registry, developed by Dr. Norman Rich at Walter Reed General Hospital, documented and analyzed blood vessel injuries in Vietnam. Each patient entered into the registry was assigned a consecutive number and given a vascular registry card, such as this one. (Courtesy photo by Dr. Norm Rich)

The Vietnam Vascular Registry, developed by Dr. Norman Rich at Walter Reed General Hospital, documented and analyzed blood vessel injuries in Vietnam

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Military Medical History | Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Military sports medicine doctors support olympic athletes

Dr. Allyson Howe fist bumps one of USA’s women’s ice hockey team members during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Photo courtesy of Allyson Howe)

There was a select U.S. team in Pyeongchang, working out of the spotlight and not going for the gold, at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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