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Defence researches audio warnings in the cockpit

– With cockpit audio warnings, is the male or female voice more effective for getting the attention of pilots? This is something being investigated by Defence. Auditory warnings are used in aircraft to alert the crew to hazards and their levels of danger. Failing to comply with a warning has led to aviation incidents and accidents. …

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Genetic sequencing could help diagnose PTSD

– Defence research scientists are developing a study on how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be linked to certain genes, which may help with diagnosis and treatment. Every person has a particular set of genes that act like recipes for a variety of traits. Some human genes are different depending on the person. These are the …

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Neck pain research yields solutions

– Neck pain is a common complaint among CH-146 Griffon helicopter pilots and flight engineers, and the CAF is looking for solutions to the problem. Experts from Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC’s) Toronto Research Centre and the Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME) have studied this problem that can affect up to 75 per cent …

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Promising results in DRDC study on traumatic brain injury

– Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) scientists are analyzing specific proteins in rats that help to measure the effects of traumatic injury on the brain. Primary blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury (PbTBI) is an important topic of study because exposure to a blast is a potential hazard for many CAF members, both on exercise and …

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National fire information database – a world’s first

– Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and other government departments are developing a national fire information database (NFID), linking national data about health, demographics and crime. The data that goes beyond fires from the NFID could be used to help answer questions such as how successful regional building codes and inspection policies are at preventing …

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