Navigation Links
Chernobyl revisited: Virtual issue explores ecological effects of nuclear disasters
Date:6/7/2011

The decision of the German government to phase out nuclear power by 2022 has reopened an energy debate that has far wider implications than Germany or Japan, which is still coming to terms with events at the damaged Fukushima plant.

This virtual issue, published by the SETAC journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry adds to that debate by exploring the ecological effects of radiation, using research from the Chernobyl disaster.

The issue is a freely accessible resource for researchers that offers a historical precedent for considering the long-term environmental impact of the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

"From snails to voles and trout, a region's entire ecosystem can be impacted by radiation from the type of nuclear disaster experienced at Chernobyl twenty-five years ago, or at Fukushima today," said ET&C Editor-in-Chief Herb Ward, from Rice University, Houston. "The research brought together in this virtual issue allows us to better understand the long-term ecological and environmental impact of Chernobyl, setting a bench mark that allows us to anticipate the effects of future nuclear accidents."


'/>"/>

Contact: Ben Norman
Lifesciencenews@wiley.com
44-012-437-70375
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug off radiation
2. SRNL, Chernobyl Laboratory collaborate on research initiatives
3. Case Western Reserve University researchers track Chernobyl fallout
4. ACSM: Weight loss success in a 3-D virtual world
5. Virtual natural environments and benefits to health
6. Stanfords virtual reality lab focuses on conservation
7. Virtual conversation simulator found beneficial for adults with autism
8. Virtual research institute needed to unlock RNAs promise
9. Wiecha receives grant to study face-to-face vs. virtual health education for African-American women
10. Designing touch-sensitive virtual reality tools to train and test tomorrows surgeons
11. Penn bioengineers create simulator to test blood platelets in virtual heart attacks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... suffered concussions ready to return to action? A new ... athletes who head back on the field with medical ... their abilities to simultaneously walk and do simple mental ... their balance and/or altered walking speed, was found in ... returned to activity in less than a month. Seven ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... few years, Virginia Tech,s Wu Feng has built upon ... the "Computing in the Cloud" program, and synergistically complemented ... award from the Air Force on "big computing" for ... the National Institutes of Health on "big data" for ... "parallel computing" aspects from each grant, he was able ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... A new gene therapy developed by researchers at ... shown to protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition ... new therapeutic avenue," said Yi Lai, Ph.D., the leading ... the MU School of Medicine,s Department of Molecular Microbiology ... we hope this could lead to a treatment for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes 2Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes 3The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 2The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 3The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 4Gene therapy protects mice from lethal heart condition, MU researchers find 2
... Ranganathan, professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was ... in research by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science ... of one of three 2009 Edith and Peter O,Donnell Awards ... Ranganathan is director of the Systems Biology Division of the ...
... This release is available in German . ... only a single proton. If a neutron is added, ... deuterium in place of hydrogen atoms are chemically identical. ... water with molecules that contain deuterium in place of ...
... When extremes of drought and flood come in rapid succession, ... on the sequence of those events, according to a new ... The study, which focused on tree species common to the ... and were less likely to die when subjected to drought ...
Cached Biology News:UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research 2UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research 3Heavy pyridine crystallizes differently 2Sequence matters in droughts and floods 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such ... to the New World by European explorers., One report ... in the Americas shortly before Europeans arrived, and roughly ... But new research led by anthropological geneticists Anne Stone ... University of Tubingen in Germany indicates the diagnosis of ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 Neurotrope, Inc. ... a conference call to provide an update on ... Eastern daylight timeDial-in numbers:(888) 505-4369 (U.S. and Canada) ... web cast: www.neurotropebioscience.com , under "Investor Relations"The teleconference ... completion through September 2, 2014 at (888) 203-1112 ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Mass. , Aug. 20, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... , Russia , India ... $1.6 billion in 2013, roughly equal to the size of ... however, the BRIC market will experience much faster growth as a ... aging population. Other key findings from Decision Resources Group,s ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The ... is being held on October 29-30 in San ... from industry, academic and government researchers and clinicians focused ... the space. , In the twelve years since ... hundred therapies have been introduced with pharmacogenetic information in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory 2Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory 3Neurotrope To Host Conference Call 2BRIC Vascular Access Device Market Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2013, Similar to the U.S. Market 2BRIC Vascular Access Device Market Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2013, Similar to the U.S. Market 36th Annual Personalized and Precision Medicine Conference Bringing Together Thought Leaders to Discuss Clinical Implementation, Dx Reimbursement, Big Data, and Sequencing 2
... (OTCBB:IAGX) announced today it has appointed Bill Toomey to ... the appointment, Mr. William Spencer, Imagenetix Chief Executive Officer ... join our board and bring to us his extensive ... benefit greatly from his past experiences and high level ...
... BELL, Pa., June 30, 2011 Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... the development of therapeutic and preventive vaccines against cancers ... compelling immune responses in a study of its multi-subtype ... proprietary vaccine delivery technology in sheep, the second large ...
... ORLEANS, June 29, 2011 Ochsner Health System has signed ... e ICU Program to enhance critical care -- a program ... of stay and save lives. As the only healthcare provider ... Ochsner will serve as a statewide resource to community and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Imagenetix, Inc. Appoints Bill Toomey to Its Board of Directors 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals' DNA Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Generates Protective Neutralizing Antibodies in Second Large-Animal Study 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals' DNA Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Generates Protective Neutralizing Antibodies in Second Large-Animal Study 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals' DNA Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Generates Protective Neutralizing Antibodies in Second Large-Animal Study 4Inovio Pharmaceuticals' DNA Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Generates Protective Neutralizing Antibodies in Second Large-Animal Study 5Inovio Pharmaceuticals' DNA Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Generates Protective Neutralizing Antibodies in Second Large-Animal Study 6Ochsner Health System will Offer First eICU Program in Louisiana 2Ochsner Health System will Offer First eICU Program in Louisiana 3