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The Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program aims to mitigate the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in military Service members by developing neurotechnologies to facilitate memory formation and recall in the injured brain. More than 270,000 Service members have been diagnosed with TBI since 20001. The condition frequently results in an impaired ability to retrieve memories formed prior to injury and a reduced capacity to form or retain new memories following injury. Despite the scale of the problem, few effective therapies currently exist to mitigate the long-term consequences of TBI on memory. Enabling restoration of memory function would support military readiness by providing injured personnel the option of returning to duty, and would improve quality of life for wounded veterans.
The Measuring Biological Aptitude (MBA) program aims to address the need for
a more capable fighting force by improving how an individual warfighter
identifies, measures, and tracks personalized biomarkers to help achieve new
levels of performance for specialized roles throughout their career. The MBA
program will give warfighters the ability to understand, in real-time, the
underlying biological processes that govern their own performance by
elucidating the internal expression circuits (e.g., genetic, epigenetic,
metabolomic, etc.) that shape military-relevant cognitive, behavioral, and
physical traits. Simultaneously, the program will create new technologies
for tracking these expression circuits in real time, providing instantaneous
user feedback to aid the warfighter to be successful throughout training,
assessment and selection, and mission execution for their desired military
DARPA seeks expertise in biomimetic chemistry and lifecycle biology of r-selected marine organisms.