Monthly Archives: May 2011

Basic guide on Radiation effects from Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)

Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) has published a basic guide on radiation effects. It can be accessed at: http://www.rerf.jp/shared/basicg/basicg_e.pdf Advertisements

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Are the units 1 & 2 of Tarapur safe?

In The Economic Times of today ( 28 May 2011) I wrote an article titled “Are the units 1 & 2 of Tarapur safe? You may access it at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/8613962.cms?prtpage=1

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An autism brain signature? A set of molecular pathways abnormally expressed in the brains of autism patients may provide new therapeutic targets

BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY has published a news story on the discovery of  a radiation finger print of thyroid cancer ( Original paper in May 23 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). A paper  on an autism brain … Continue reading

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Fingerprint of radiation exposure discovered in thyroid cancer

Chernobyl accident continues to provide scientists with unique opportunities for research. One of the major health impacts identified in the victims of  Chernobyl accident is the greater incidence of  over  6,000 thyroid cancers. Thyroid cancer is curable. Fifteen of those … Continue reading

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Elderly engineers want to join recovery operations at Fukushima

Some elderly engineers (all 60 +) from Japan volunteered to join recovery operations at Fukushima  Telegraph reports. Here is the link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/8534808/Japan-elderly-engineers-want-final-mission-to-Fukushima.html

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Large study finds CT scans are frequently unnecessary after head injury in children

You can access this news item at < http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/chb-lsf050511.php > A multi-center study of more than 40,000 children with minor blunt head trauma, led by Children’s Hospital Boston and UC Davis, shows that allowing a period of observation can reduce … Continue reading

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Childhood leukaemia risk not linked to nuclear plants

The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) has published its 14 th report. It may be accessed  at: http://www.comare.org.uk/press_releases/documents/COMARE14report.pdf

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