This videotape profiles the Naval Medical Research Institute. The Institute develops modalities that meet the needs of the U.S. Navy in war and peace. The tape discusses using computers and developing therapeutic agents and a vaccine for septic shock. The Institute has developed an extensive tissue bank and investigated repair of bone marrow damage and the use of stem cells in various treatments. In addition, the Institute studies the effect of heat and cold on the body, decompression sickness, and oxygen toxicity. The Institute focuses on vaccine development for infectious diseases such as malaria and typhus. The tape also shows examples of the Institute's international labs. For example, the lab in Lima, Peru studies infectious diseases among the Amazon natives. There is extensive laboratory, equipment, and technician footage.
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