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America's Radioactive Secret
Authors: Justin Nobel
Date Published: 2023
Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America
UVA Radiation, DNA Damage, and Melanoma
Authors: Franciso Padron, Gerd P. Pfeifer, Seung-Gi Jin
Date Published: 2023
"Evidence from epidemiological, animal, and other experimental studies suggest that UVA radiation may participate in melanoma formation. The authors summarize the evidence for a potential role of UVA in melanoma and discuss some of the mechanistic pathways of how UVA may induce mutagenesis in melanocytes."
A Proposed New Model to Explain the Role of Low Dose Non-DNA Targeted Radiation Exposure in Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Authors: Alan Cocchetto, Carmel Mothersill, Colin Seymour
Date Published: 2023
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) is considered to be a multidimensional illness whose etiology is unknown. However, reports from Chernobyl, as well as those from the United States, have revealed an association between radiation exposure and the development of CFIDS. As such, we present an expanded model using a systems biology approach to explain the etiology of CFIDS as it relates to this cohort of patients.
U.S. Needs New $100 Million Research Program to Study Health Effects of Exposure to Low Doses of Radiation, Says New Report
Date Published: 2023
US needs $100 million over 15 years ($1.5 billion total) for a research program to study the health effects of exposure to low doses of radiation.
Commonalities in the Features of Cancer and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Evidence for Stress-Induced Phenotype Instability?
Authors: Alan Cocchetto, Andrej Rusin, Carmel Mothersill, Colin Seymour
Date Published: 2023
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF) are syndromes with considerable overlap with respect to symptoms. There have been many studies that have compared the two conditions, and some of this research suggests that the etiologies of the conditions are linked in some cases. In this narrative review, CFS/ME and cancer are introduced, along with their known and putative mechanistic connections to multiple stressors including ionizing radiation.
Liver Cancer and Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
Date Published: 2021
Moderately strong evidence has been recorded of a possible connection between liver cancer deaths and exposure to ionizing radiation.
National CFIDS Foundation Announces New Grant Recipient
Date Published: 2021
The National CFIDS Foundation is pleased to announce their latest research grant recipient, Dr. Jack Wands.
Commonalities Between COVID-19 and Radiation Injury
Authors: Andrea L. DiCarlo, Brynn A. Hollingsworth, Carmen I. Rios, David R. Cassatt, Lanyn P. Taliaferro, Merriline M. Satyamitra, Thomas A. Winters, Yeabsera S. Tadesse
Date Published: 2021
As the multi-systemic components of COVID-19 emerge, parallel etiologies can be drawn between SARS-CoV-2 infection and radiation injuries.
Isolation of the effects of alpha-related components from total effects of radium at low doses
Authors: Carmel Mothersill, Chandula Fernando, Colin Seymour, Soo Hyun Byun, Xiaopei Shi
Date Published: 2021
This paper seeks to determine the separate contributions of alpha and gamma doses to the total dose and total direct and non-targeted effect in a fish and a human cell line.
A high-throughput alpha particle irradiation system for monitoring DNA damage repair, genome instability and screening in human cell and yeast model systems
Authors: Aaron A. Goodarzi, Darren R. Brenner, Dustin D. Pearson, Fintan K. T. Stanley, Greg Pierce, Hali Morrison, James E. Johnston, Jennifer A. Chan, Jennifer A. Cobb, John M. Danforth, N. Daniel Berger, Nicolas P. Ploquin, Tyler S. Warnock
Date Published: 2021
Relative to low LET photon radiation (X-rays, gamma rays), higher LET particle radiation produces more disease-causing, complex DNA damage that is substantially more challenging to resolve quickly or accurately.
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