Radiobiology
In simplest terms, radiobiology (also known as radiation biology) is a field of clinical and basic medical sciences that involves the study of the action of ionizing radiation on living things.
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“It actually has me concerned, and I’m an expert”: Major cell phone radiation study reignites cancer debate
New research from the National Toxicology Program links radio-frequency radiation to tumor formation in rats
Resistance To HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major rol...
One Hookah Tobacco Smoking Session Delivers 25 Times The Tar Of A Single Cigarette
As cigarette smoking rates fall, more people are smoking tobacco from hookahs -communal pipes that enable users to draw tobacco smoke through water. A new meta-analysis led by the University of Pittsb...
17 Dangerous Foods Americans Eat That Are Banned In Other Countries
A competitive marketplace means that US food companies have to get things done fast and cheap, often at the expense of human health. These are just some of the absurd things that can legally be stocke...
Grabbing A Parasite By The Tail: U-M Team Solves "Jumping Gene" Mystery
Deep within your DNA, a tiny parasite lurks, waiting to pounce from its perch and land in the middle of an unsuspecting healthy gene. If it succeeds, it can make you sick. Like a jungle cat, this para...
Video: Man Claims He Caught Three-Eyed Fish In Gowanus Canal
If the man in the video is to be believed, the first Gowanus Canal monster is your regular run-of-the-mill three-eyed fish. It was always only a matter of time until the putrid toxic waters of the Gow...
Compound Interest - A Rough Guide To The IARC’s Carcinogen Classifications
Today’s big news has been the story that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified processed meat (including bacon, ham, and salami) as a Group 1 carcinogen. This places it in the same group ...
Bad Day For Bacon: Processed Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
The World Health Organization's decision puts bacon, hot dogs and sausages in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco smoking. And beef, pork, veal and lamb are "probably carcinogenic," WHO says. ...
Rare Mutation May Extend Survival In Lung Cancer Patients With Brain Metastases
Most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has metastasized to the brain have a dire prognosis. But Yale researchers have identified a subset of those patients with a rare genetic muta...
Penn Medicine Studies Point To Clinical Advantages Of Proton Therapy
New data from clinical trials conducted at the Robert Proton Therapy Center demonstrate the technology's potential advantages over conventional radiation, including less side effects and survival in s...
Woman Born With Only Four Fingers And No Legs After Exposure To Chernobyl Radiation While In The Womb Defies The Odds To Become A Bodybuilder
Tatsiana Khvitsko was born with no legs and only four fingers after being exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster as an unborn baby. Like many children born with deformities in the wa...
Mutant Plant Munches TNT, Could Help Solve Cleanup Problems
A new study suggests that a mutant variety of a cabbage relative thrives on TNT, pointing the way to a potentially elegant solution for millions of acres of contaminated land. The plant, Arabidopsis t...
How Chronic Inflammation Can Lead To Cancer
Researchers discover how the immune system can create cancerous DNA mutations when fighting off infection. Chronic inflammation caused by disease or exposure to dangerous chemicals has long been linke...
How Solar Flares Affect Human Health — Our Mind And Body
Have you ever felt strange without really knowing why shortly after a solar flare entered Earth’s atmosphere? According to scientists, solar flares do cause changes in human health. A solar flare is...
Removal Of Ovaries Associated With Decrease In Breast Cancer Death In Women With Cancer, BRCA1 Mutation
Women who carry a germline mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene face a lifetime risk of breast cancer of up to 70 percent. Once they are diagnosed with breast cancer, they face high risks of bot...
Radiology
Dr. Macintyre's X-Ray Film (1896)Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat disease seen within the body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray...
Radiology - Wikipedia
“It actually has me concerned, and I’m an expert”: Major cell phone radiation study reignites cancer debate
New research from the National Toxicology Program links radio-frequency radiation to tumor formation in rats
Resistance To HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major rol...
One Hookah Tobacco Smoking Session Delivers 25 Times The Tar Of A Single Cigarette
As cigarette smoking rates fall, more people are smoking tobacco from hookahs -communal pipes that enable users to draw tobacco smoke through water. A new meta-analysis led by the University of Pittsb...
Micronucleus test
A micronucleus test is a test used in toxicological screening for potential genotoxic compounds. The assay is now recognized as one of the most successful and reliable assays for genotoxic carcinogens...
Transversion
Transversion, in molecular biology, refers to the substitution of a (two ring) purine for a (one ring) pyrimidine or conversely in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). It can only be reversed by a spontaneous...
Transversion - Wikipedia
Technetium-99
Technetium-99 (Tc) is an isotope of technetium which decays with a half-life of 211,000 years to stable ruthenium-99, emitting beta particles[1], but no gamma rays. It is the most significant long-liv...
Technetium-99 - Wikipedia
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act
The United States Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) is a federal statute providing for the monetary compensation of people, including atomic veterans, who contracted cancer and a number of ot...
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act - Wikipedia
Radiosensitivity
Radiosensitivity is the relative susceptibility of cells, tissues, organs or organisms to the harmful effect of ionizing radiation.
Cells are least sensitive when in the S phase, then the G1 phase...
Penn Medicine Studies Point To Clinical Advantages Of Proton Therapy
New data from clinical trials conducted at the Robert Proton Therapy Center demonstrate the technology's potential advantages over conventional radiation, including less side effects and survival in s...
Woman Born With Only Four Fingers And No Legs After Exposure To Chernobyl Radiation While In The Womb Defies The Odds To Become A Bodybuilder
Tatsiana Khvitsko was born with no legs and only four fingers after being exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster as an unborn baby. Like many children born with deformities in the wa...