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2021

Army Scientists Developing Solutions to Improve Thermal Toughness in the Arctic
May 7, 2021

For the Arctic Soldier, thermal toughness is a must for operating and training in the coldest conditions. Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine are developing solutions to make this ability a reality.

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Natick Soldiers and civilians needed for Army nutrition studies
January 21, 2021

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is recruiting military and civilian volunteers for various nutrition studies that will launch at the beginning of 2021.

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2020

Massachusetts GAFB competition boosts service members' morale
September 21, 2020

It was a typical, bright Saturday morning for the families, solo hikers and dog walkers strolling through the Minuteman National Park in Concord, Massachusetts. All donned masks and social distanced as they admired the scenery along Paul Revere’s famous ride. It was not so typical to see 67 Soldiers and Airmen rucking along the dirt paths.

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USARIEM welcomes new commander in 2020 Change of Command ceremony
July 28, 2020

Col. Troy Morton assumed command of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine during a Change of Command ceremony at the Hunter Auditorium on July 28.

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USARIEM offers virtual 2020 GEMS program for students
July 22, 2020

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is offering a virtual version of its Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program, better known as GEMS, to students this summer.

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Sleep, Healthy Diet, and Good Exercise–Your Invisible Body Armor Against Infection
May 22, 2020

Soldiers, according to Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, are the Army's "most important weapons system." Like with any other weapons system, preventive maintenance is necessary to ensure continuous readiness and maximum performance.

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Army Researchers Developing Mission Planning Tool for Soldiers During Load Carriage
April 3, 2020

Army researchers are developing the Load Carriage Decision Aid, a software mission planning tool that estimates how much energy Soldiers are burning when marching with heavy equipment over different terrains.

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A Legacy of Research: USARIEM Researcher Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
February 21, 2020

Marilyn Sharp, a recently retired exercise scientist from the Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, was recently presented a lifetime achievement award during the final night of the 2020 International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance in Quebec City, Canada.

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2019

USARIEM receives Army Star Strong Award
October 31, 2019

About 200 military and civilian employees of USARIEM joined for a town hall on Monday at the Carney Hall building where Brig. Gen. Michael Talley, commanding general of the USAMRDC, presented the Army Star Strong Award.

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Army researchers dug into the effects of MREs on gut health, here's what they discovered
September 26, 2019

Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) are exploring the complex relationship between the gut microbiome, health and operational readiness.

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Army researchers developing Augmented Reality software for field care
June 24, 2019

X-ray vision might be a thing of fiction, but with the use of Augmented Reality, or AR, technology, it could come closer to reality and even save warfighters' lives.

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USARIEM patching ceremony signifies realignment under Army Futures Command
June 4, 2019

At the direction of U.S. Army leadership, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, based in Fort Detrick, Maryland, has been re-designated as the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC) and has realigned to the Army Futures Command (AFC), as of June 1.

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Soldier scientists talk nutrition and performance at Boston Museum of Science
April 13, 2019

Two Soldier-scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) talked to locals today at the Boston Museum of Science about some of the latest research aimed at keeping troops fueled for peak performance.

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Senior Research Scientist for Physiology joins U.S.-Canadian Arctic field exercise
April 2, 2019

There are very cold environments and then there is Arctic cold.

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SecArmy visit highlights role of science for Soldier readiness
March 19, 2019

The secretary came to Natick to learn about research initiatives and the unique value of NSSC to the Army Futures Command. Esper was especially interested in learning about the Army's research efforts on examining body composition and physical fitness standards, knowledge which would contribute to guidance on recruiting, retention, and Soldier readiness.

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2018

Talk to the Hand: Army researchers developing tool to warm hands without gloves
December 21, 2018

Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, are developing a new device, called the Personal Heating Dexterity Device, or PhD2, for warming the hands and fingers in cold weather without the help of gloves.

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U.S. Army and UK researchers study jet lag remedy in Brunei
November 30, 2018

Could breathing reduced oxygen help warfighters recover from jet lag faster? In an effort to find out, U.S. Army and U.K. researchers recently conducted a jet lag study on British warfighters who traveled to the lush rainforests of Brunei.

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S2PRINT takes USARIEM research to the next level
November 30, 2018

The Soldier Squad Performance Research Institute (S2PRINT) a partnership between the Natick Soldier, Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is expected to become operational early in 2023. The researchers at USARIEM are already looking ahead at what the new center will provide to enhance their research.

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Army researchers developing heat illness mitigation app
October 30, 2018

Warfighters can lose valuable training days due to unit leaders taking overzealous safety precautions, and as a result, they cannot learn and practice the necessary skills to become a ready and lethal force. However, warfighters training rigorously while forgoing safety can lead to disastrous consequences such as heat illness. These consequences can cost the U.S. military valuable training time, money and operational readiness.

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Army researchers study nutrition and performance at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center
September 17, 2018

Approximately ten thousand feet above sea level, in the Toiyabe National Forest in California, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, scientists traveled to the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, or MCMWTC, this summer to assess energy expenditure, energy intake and physical performance in warfighters during mountain warfare training.

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Army researchers partner with Fort Benning to study heat illness in 2,000 Soldiers
August 16, 2018

Recently, in an effort to study ways to predict heat illness, researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, strapped wearable sensors on Soldiers from the 75th Ranger Regiment as they completed the first and second Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, or RASP, at Fort Benning, Georgia.

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USARIEM gives kids hands-on experience in science through 2018 GEMS program
August 9, 2018

The USARIEM is once again sponsoring the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science, better known as the GEMS program, an extracurricular summer science education program that enables middle-school-aged students to experience science in a laboratory setting.

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USARIEM welcomes 22nd commander
July 11, 2018

Col. Sean S. O'Neil became the 22nd commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, in a June 10 change of command ceremony.

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Construction of new USARIEM Pikes Peak laboratory begins this summer
June 22, 2018

After standing on the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado for more than 50 years, the walls of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, High Altitude Research Laboratory are finally coming down this summer.

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USARIEM partners to explore using virtual humans to measure cognitive performance
June 15, 2018

Facial expressions, body movements and features of speech can communicate volumes about a person's physical, cognitive and emotional states.

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Army Research Lab Studies Four Thousand Army Recruits To Investigate Injury Risk
April 27, 2018

With the U.S. Army's dedicated focus on improving readiness and lethality of the present and future force, one of the biggest questions military leaders, training schools, medics and researchers face is this: How can the U.S. Army build more resilient warfighters who are resistant to musculoskeletal injury?

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Army Laboratory Study Examines Impact of Military Physical Exercise on Bone Health
April 5, 2018

The exercise physiology laboratory located within the USARIEM has been bustling with activity this month with researchers collecting bone health data from 30 female research volunteers in an effort to better understand how bones, and hormones that affect bone regrowth, respond when new recruits start their first days of initial military training.

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2017

Army Researchers Redefine Altitude Ascent Guidance for High-Altitude Missions
October 23, 2017

An Army-led altitude field study conducted last summer on the summit of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has redefined altitude ascent guidance for Soldiers who have to make multiple trips between sea level and high altitude.

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Army Appoints New Senior Research Scientist Performance Physiology
October 12, 2017

The Secretary of the Army announced the appointment of Dr. Karl Friedl, a senior scientist and director of the Strategic Science Management Office at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, to the position of Senior Research Scientist Performance Physiology.

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USARIEM Gives Kids Hands-On Experience in Science Through 2017 GEMS Program
September 19, 2017

School is back in session, and students are back to hitting the books as they learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, hopefully to develop a passion for it and pursue a job in a STEM field.

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USARIEM Brings Science to the Warfighter During Leapfest 2017
August 10, 2017

At first glance, the 300 paratroopers competing at this year's Leapfest on Aug. 6 weren't quite sure what to think of the interesting-looking chest harnesses, as they noticed the four Natick Soldiers strapping them around their ribcages before donning the rest of their uniforms, static-lines and parachutes.

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USARIEM Partners with Norway for Eating Behavior study
July 24, 2017

About two hours north of Oslo, in the bitter cold of Elverum, Norway, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, scientists partnered with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency to conduct an eating behavior field study in an effort to improve nutritional intake and military ration design for Soldiers operating in cold weather.

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USARIEM Team Awarded Second Quarter Wolf Pack Award for OPAT Research
June 27, 2017

The Physical Performance Optimization and Assessment Team from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, received the Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 for their years of physical and physiological research with the Training and Doctrine Command to develop the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT.

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USARIEM showcases Performance Readiness Bar at 2017 Pentagon Lab Day
May 23, 2017

A broad audience ranging from high school students and military cadets to general officers and government Senior Executive Service had an opportunity during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon on May 18 to learn about the science behind the Performance Readiness Bar, a calcium and vitamin D-fortified snack bar developed to optimize bone health in basic trainees.

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Airmen dodge 30 heat stress cases with USARIEM's ECTemp algorithm
April 24, 2017

Temperatures are rising, and with warfighters operating in hot and humid conditions while wearing protective clothing or performing intense work, research to prevent heat illness from diminishing warfighter performance and posing significant health risks is on the rise, as well.

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Natick researchers host 2017 Dietetic Intern Day
April 14, 2017

Natick Soldier Systems Center, or NSSC, got a little more crowded on April 12, with approximately 50 interns from numerous programs throughout the local Boston area entering the gates to attend this year's Dietetic Intern Day.

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USARIEM develops virtual X-rays of anatomic avatars
March 24, 2017

Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, have been involved since 2010 in developing a computer program to create full-body, complete-anatomy avatars of individual warfighters, which would make an impact on military medicine throughout the U.S. Army.

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USARIEM featured in new television program "Science Works!"
March 2, 2017

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, whose mission is to optimize warfighter health and performance through military medical research, was featured in the new TV program "Science Works!," which aired at 8 a.m. Feb. 24 on the Science Channel.

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The science behind the Occupational Physical Assessment Test
February 22, 2017

Mention the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to Soldiers, and most will know about the battery of four physical performance tests that, starting in 2017, the Army administers to all recruits to assess their physical performance capabilities to determine if they should be allowed to join the Army.

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