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    Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department      

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    Recent Videos

    Keeping the Powder Dry

    Keeping the Powder Dry

    06.24.2022 | Courtesy Video
    Researchers are developing new immediate skin decontamination prototype devices for the Joint Force with the goal of having fewer logistical and...
    Testing the Cold Water

    Testing the Cold Water

    06.07.2022 | Courtesy Video
    Researchers recently discovered the bacterium Francisella tularensis that causes the disease tularemia or “rabbit fever”—which could be...
    Knowing Which Way the Wind Flows

    Knowing Which Way the Wind Flows

    06.06.2022 | Courtesy Video
    Research by U.S. Military Academy cadets and faculty at West Point, New York, showed that the velocity and concentration of a chemical agent...
    Paint on Protection

    Paint on Protection

    05.06.2022 | Courtesy Video
    Tests of newly developed temporary overcoats for tactical military equipment showed a reduction in the amount of absorbed chemical warfare agents...
    Off Target, Dead On.

    Off Target, Dead On.

    04.19.2022 | Courtesy Video
    Alphaviruses exist globally and are responsible for a considerable number of human and animal diseases. Infectious outbreaks can induce fever,...
    All in One Breath

    All in One Breath

    03.24.2022 | Courtesy Video
    DTRA-JSTO's investment in the development and deployment of a hand-held, breath-based diagnostic device is an ambitious but attainable goal to...
    Putting SARS-COV-2 in a Bind

    Putting SARS-COV-2 in a Bind

    02.01.2022 | Courtesy Video
    Nanosponges are tiny biodegradable polymers wrapped by the membrane of target cells, such as lung epithelial cells. These novel nanosponges could...
    Muscle Cells in a Dish

    Muscle Cells in a Dish

    11.12.2021 | Courtesy Video
    The nervous system is the body’s network for receiving input from the senses, for telling muscles how to move, and for managing involuntary...

    Recent News Stories

    Keeping the Powder Dry

    Keeping the Powder Dry

    05.13.2022 | Courtesy Story
    Dry powders could outpace lotions for a readily available, shelf-stable chemical decontaminate for anywhere in the field. Researchers are...
    The Sum is Greater than Its Parts

    The Sum is Greater than Its Parts

    05.13.2022 | Courtesy Story
    Greater than the sum of its parts. New AI-assisted computerized approaches are being used to discover synergistic drug combinations. New...
    Knowing Which Way the Wind Flows

    Knowing Which Way the Wind Flows

    04.21.2022 | Courtesy Story
    Small-scale water channel experiments of urban settings show big results for transport and dispersion models of chemical and biological...
    Testing the Cold Water

    Testing the Cold Water

    03.28.2022 | Courtesy Story
    The bacteria that cause "rabbit fever" can survive in cold water, which poses a threat to the Joint Force. Researchers recently discovered the...
    Reduce. Reuse. Redefined.

    Reduce. Reuse. Redefined.

    03.28.2022 | Courtesy Story
    New protective garments make for less wear and tear on the warfighter. Presently, Joint Force protective equipment is effective at neutralizing...
    Paint-On Protection

    Paint-On Protection

    01.21.2022 | Courtesy Story
    New Temporary Overcoat Solutions Improve Equipment Chemical Warfare Agent Resistance up to a Hundredfold Tests of newly developed temporary...
    Augmented Awareness

    Augmented Awareness

    01.21.2022 | Courtesy Story
    New augmented reality (AR) applications can make it easier to locate a chemical and biological (CB) threat by using real-time data, critical for...

    Recent Publications

    JSTO in the News - 09.30.2021

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Publication
    Just Add Water; Off Target. Dead On.; Time After Time’s Up; Small. Simple. Sensitive. Specific.

    Recent Images

    Keeping the Powder Dry

    Keeping the Powder Dry

    05.13.2022 | Photo by Diane Williams
    Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Casey Godwin, aircrew flight equipment specialist, 327th Operations Support Squadron, pats down Staff Sgt. Michael...
    The Sum is Greater than Its Parts

    The Sum is Greater than Its Parts

    05.13.2022 | Courtesy Photo
    2D structure of reserpine. (National Center for Biotechnology Information image) Remdesivir is a broad spectrum anti-viral drug used to treat...
    Knowing Which Way the Wind Flows

    Knowing Which Way the Wind Flows

    04.21.2022 | Courtesy Photo
    Velocity measurements in meters per second at a 0° wind angle, with the stadium width perpendicular to the flow, and with the stadium rotated to...
    Testing the Cold Water

    Testing the Cold Water

    03.28.2022 | Courtesy Photo
    Francisella tularensis colonization on Cysteine Heart Agar after 72 hours. (Photo by CDC/Larry Stauffer, Oregon State Public Health Laboratory)
    Reduce. Reuse. Redefined.

    Reduce. Reuse. Redefined.

    03.28.2022 | Courtesy Photo
    Fabricated laminate swatch contains four layers: Inner layer: soft, high-density knit; Adhesive: thermal glue; MOF layer: MOF-based textile; Outer...
    Paint-On Protection

    Paint-On Protection

    01.21.2022 | Courtesy Photo
    (A) A photograph and diagram of an uncoated painted surface with a drop of CWA applied to it. Over time, the agent absorbs into the coating. (B)...
    Augmented Awareness

    Augmented Awareness

    01.21.2022 | Courtesy Photo
    (1) Team Hot Zone hazard area visualization in AR environment. (2) ARGo’s symbol visualization in an AR environment.