DARPA, Sick Soldiers and Nanotechnology

In addition to keeping the warfighter safe while deployed in theater, there is a clear need to maintain warfighter health throughout their military service….More warfighters are hospitalized each year for infectious diseases than are wounded in combat.  The negative effects of warfighter illness and downtime multiply when extended across the military: numerous medicines must be transported to military treatment facilities around the world, Soldiers must be trained to fill new roles, and in some cases operational plans must be modified or even postponed.

A rapid and adaptable platform to treat military-relevant disease may reduce this logistical burden and increase operational readiness.  

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