Considering the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Super Soldiers

Research Paper Title Super Soldiers: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications. Abstract The Spartan city-state produced what has been perhaps one of the most ruthless military forces in recorded history, second only to Hitler’s Schutzstaffel. Crucial to Sparta’s supremacy was the belief that military training and education began at birth. Those judged by state officials to have… Read More

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What are the Energy Requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during Military Training?

Research Paper Title Energy requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during military training. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) regularly engage in physically demanding combat operations and field training exercises, resulting in high daily energy expenditure, and thus increased energy requirements. However, the majority of studies assessing energy requirements of SOF have been conducted on… Read More

Utilising Technology for the Physiological Monitoring of Healthy Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Physiological monitoring for healthy military personnel. Abstract Military employment commonly exposes personnel to strenuous physical exertion. The resulting interaction between occupational stress and individual susceptibility to illness demands careful management. This could extend to prospective identification of high physiological strain in healthy personnel, in addition to recognition and protection of vulnerable individuals.… Read More

Could Measurement of Circulating CF n-DNA be a Sensitive Tool for Monitoring Acute Exercise Effects in the Human Body?

Research Paper Title Repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise increase circulating cell free nuclear and mitochondrial DNA without development of tolerance in healthy men. Objective Acute single strenuous exercise increases circulating cell free DNA (cf DNA). The researchers tested whether three repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise induced the cf DNA response without development of tolerance in… Read More

New TV Documentary ‘The Selection: Special Operations Experiment’

Taking part in military-style fitness and TV programmes is all the rage at the moment. Just started showing here in Australia on Tuesday nights is a new TV programme ‘The Selection’ – or The Selection: Special Operations Experiment to give the full title – which is a reality documentary taking 30 men and women with no military… Read More

What are the Haematological Adaptations to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Temperate & Hot Environments?

Research Paper Title Haematological Adaptations to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Temperate and Hot Environments. Introduction Blood volume is one determinant of cardiorespiratory power and capacity, and is believed to play a role in health and disease. Blood volume, and its components – plasma volume (PV) and red cell volume (RCV) – increase modestly… Read More

What Can Hypohydration (Per Se) Negatively Affect?

Research Paper Title Hypohydration per se Affects Mood States and Executive Cognitive Processing: Results from a Face-valid Model for Studying some Consequences of ‘Voluntary Dehydration’. Introduction There is limited literature on the effects of a deficit in body water on human cognitive function, with inconsistent and contradictory results. In his critical review of this area… Read More