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2011-06-01 09:21:00

TUCSON, Ariz., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Japan's already reeling economy could be crushed by over-reaction to the Fukushima disaster, warns radiation scientist T.D. Luckey in the summer 2011 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. www.jpands.org/vol16no2/luckey.pdf Japan should not repeat the mistake that Russia made in the tremendous unwarranted expense of its reaction to Chernobyl. As Mikhail Gorbachev understood too late, "The nuclear meltdown at...

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2011-05-05 10:56:19

In the midst of ongoing concerns about radiation exposure from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, scientists are reporting that a substance similar to resveratrol "” an antioxidant found in red wine, grapes and nuts "” could protect against radiation sickness. The report appears in ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. Michael Epperly, Kazunori Koide and colleagues explain that radiation exposure, either from accidents (like recent events in Japan) or from radiation therapy...

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2011-04-07 14:40:00

Astronauts anticipate more trips to the moon and manned missions to Mars. But exposure to cosmic radiation outside the Earth's magnetic field could be detrimental to their arteries, according to a study by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers published April 6, 2011, online in the journal Radiation Research. Using an animal model, researchers assessed the affect of iron ion radiation commonly found in outer space to see if exposures promoted the development of atherosclerosis, as...

2011-03-31 07:25:00

CHICAGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 9.0 Earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks. A 30-foot tsunami. A volcano erupts in southern Japan. A $35 billion hit to the economy. Thousands dead, injured, displaced, and missing. And now fears of a nuclear meltdown. This confluence of events in Japan has created a horrific event of biblical proportions. Japan is the third largest nuclear power user in the world and, as of 2008, had 55 active nuclear reactors operating around the island...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

Free Report Names Protective Foods that Disarm Radioactive Fallout Released by Damaged Japanese Nuclear Reactors Santa Fe, NM (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 Americans worried about radioactive fallout released by damaged nuclear reactors in Japan can discover the foods that protect against radiation sickness, in a new report entitled "Fallout Foods That Block Radiation Sickness" just released by the popular nutrition website, http://www.MyHealingKitchen.com. "The greatest health threat that...

2011-03-22 00:00:27

"Live from the Japan Disaster: Medical Response on the Ground" to take place Tuesday March 22 at 8pm EDT at MedHelp.org --- MedHelp to Donate up to $10,000 to the American Red Cross Japan Relief --- Efforts Focus on Japan to Continue with "Radiation Exposure: What You Need To Know" Live Chat on Thursday, March 24 at 4pm EDT San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 MedHelp, the world's largest health social network, in association with Jordan International Aid, an all-volunteer...

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2011-03-17 05:55:00

Fears of radiation sickness amid Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis have triggered a surge in U.S. sales of potassium iodide. Potassium iodide (KI) is a salt that saturates the thyroid gland with non-radioactive iodine, lessening the amount of radiation the gland can absorb. Alan Morris, president of Anbex, the main U.S. manufacturer of KI tablets, said Wednesday that the company had run out of stock after a spike in U.S. demand generated by the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant in...

2011-01-18 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (Soligenix or the Company) (OTC Bulletin Board: SNGX), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today promising preliminary results from a preclinical study of SGX202 (oral beclomathasone dipropionate or BDP) in a canine gastrointestinal acute radiation syndrome (GARS) model. The results indicate that dogs treated with SGX202 demonstrated statistically significant (p=0.04) improvement in survival after exposure to...

2010-08-18 11:57:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bolder BioTechnology, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant totaling $600,000 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of The National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will be used to demonstrate the feasibility of using our novel, long-acting IL-11 analog to accelerate platelet recovery and improve survival in a mouse model of Acute Radiation...

2010-06-24 04:10:20

Discovery has potential for cancer patients and disaster victims While radiation has therapeutic uses, too much radiation is damaging to cells. The most important acute side effect of radiation poisoning is damage to the bone marrow. The bone marrow produces all the normal blood cells, and therefore a high dose of radiation can lead to low blood counts of red cells, platelets and white blood cells. Humans that receive a lethal dose of radiation as in the setting of an accidental exposure die...