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Promising drug candidate protects against radiation exposure from nuclear fallout

Posted by External 33 days ago General — A drug candidate called DBIBB that increases the survival of mice suffering from radiation syndrome, even when treatment started three days after radiation exposure, has been identified by scientists. The findings suggest that DBIBB shows promise for becoming the first drug capable of treating acute radiation syndrome caused by the high levels of radiation released by nuclear explosions. Read More
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For Some, Less Radiation for Breast Cancer Makes Sense (Op-Ed)

Posted by External 68 days ago General — In spite of "tradition," doctors need to adopt new approaches to breast cancer treatment. Read More
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Traces of Fukushima Radiation Detected Off California Coast

Posted by External 108 days ago General — Extremely low levels of radioactive cesium from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown are present in ocean water offshore Northern California. Read More
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Radiation a risk factor for brain tumors in young people, study finds

Posted by External 110 days ago General — In people under age 30, radiation is a risk factor for a type of brain tumor called a meningioma, a study has found. Researchers analyzed records of 35 patients who were diagnosed with meningiomas before age 30. Five had been exposed to ionizing radiation earlier in their lives. They include two patients who received radiation for leukemia at ages 5 and 6; one who received radiation at age 3 for Read More
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Food affected by Fukushima disaster harms animals, even at low-levels of radiation, study shows

Posted by External 157 days ago General — Butterflies eating food collected from cities around the Fukushima nuclear meltdown site showed higher rates of death and disease, according to a study. "Our study demonstrated that eating contaminated foods could cause serious negative effects on organisms. Such negative effects may be passed down the generations. On the bright side, eating non-contaminated food improves the negative effects, ev Read More
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Fukushima's legacy: Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals

Posted by External 196 days ago General — Scientists began gathering biological information only a few months after the disastrous 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Results of these studies are now beginning to reveal serious biological effects of the Fukushima radiation on non-human organisms ranging from plants to butterflies to birds. Read More
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Fukushima Monkeys' Blood Shows Signs of Radiation Exposure

Posted by External 215 days ago General — Monkeys living in the forests around the city of Fukushima in Japan show lower blood cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan, and have detectable levels of cesium in their bodies, a new study reports. Read More
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Record Radiation in South America

Posted by External 229 days ago General — Astrobiologists from the United States and Germany recorded the highest known level of solar UV radiation to reach Earth's surface. This was around 10 years ago. On December 29, 2003, the UV Index (UVI) peaked, reaching the blistering number of 43.3 over the Andes Mountains in Bolivia. To put this in context, a bea Read More
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