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Novel Radiation Surveillance Technology Could Help Thwart Nuclear Terrorism
2012-05-01 12:32:42

Homeland security Among terrorism scenarios that raise the most concern are attacks involving nuclear devices or materials. For that reason, technology that can effectively detect smuggled radioactive materials is considered vital to U.S. security. To support the nation's nuclear-surveillance capabilities, researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing ways to enhance the radiation-detection devices used at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere. The...

2011-03-26 00:00:30

Our colleagues in Japan are on the ground measuring Gamma Radation using the like of Berkeley Nucleonics PRDs and Isotope Identifiers. We are please to report that the background levels are still normal as of March 23, 2011 8:00AM PST. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 Our colleagues in Japan are on the ground measuring Gamma Radation using the like of Berkeley Nucleonics PRDs and Isotope Identifiers. We are please to report that the background levels are still normal as of March 23,...

2008-09-24 03:00:12

By Yeom, Chan Joo Chung, June-Key; Kang, Joo Hyun; Jeon, Yong Hyun; Kim, Kwang Il; Jin, Yong Nan; Lee, You Mie; Jeong, Jae Min; Lee, Dong Soo Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is a transcription factor of hypoxic response in cancer cells and is associated with tumor progression, angiogenesis, metastasis, and resistance to therapy. We assessed whether the human sodium iodide symporter (NIS) reporter systems can be used to visualize transcriptional activation of HIF- 1 in C6 glioma. Methods:...

2008-09-24 03:00:11

By Park, Seung-Yoon Kwak, Wonjung; Tapha, Narendra; Jung, Mi-Yeon; Nam, Ju-Ock; So, In-Seop; Kim, So-Youn; Yoo, Jeongsoo; Lee, Jaetae; Kim, In-San We investigated the feasibility of using combination gene therapy and noninvasive nuclear imaging after expression of the human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS) and inhibition of the multidrug resistance (MDR1) gene in colon cancer cells. Methods: HCT-15 cells were stably transfected with a dual expression vector, in which the hNIS gene, driven by...