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New blood test quickly reveals severity of radiation injury

Posted by External 195 days ago General — A novel blood test could greatly improve triage of victims of radiation accidents by rapidly predicting who will survive, who will die, and who should receive immediate medical countermeasures, according to scientists. Read More
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5 Reasons Radiation Treatment has Never Been Safer (Op-Ed)

Posted by External 244 days ago General — From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care. Read More
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Promising drug candidate protects against radiation exposure from nuclear fallout

Posted by External 305 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 340 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 380 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 382 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 429 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 468 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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