Navigation Links
Atomic Bomb Survivor, Scientists Mark 60 Years of Long-Term Radiation Study
Date:12/5/2007

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past 60 years, the National Academies have studied the health effects of radiation exposure in Japanese survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. First known as the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), the study group was reorganized in 1975 to form the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), which is now a cooperative Japan-U.S. research organization. To commemorate the many contributions of former and current ABCC/RERF employees and bomb survivors, the National Academy of Sciences is hosting a symposium, "Sixty Years of ABCC/RERF: Major Contributions and Future Studies."

Comments from the first director of ABCC, a Japanese survivor, and National Academy of Sciences President Ralph Cicerone will kick off the symposium, which will also include a panel discussion by five scientists who worked at the commission during its first 10 years. Former ABCC/RERF employees from Japan and the United States are also scheduled to attend.

Dr. Joe Gray, associate laboratory director for life and environmental sciences at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will give the keynote address on the "Omic Revolution and Epidemiology." Additional sessions will look at the ABCC/RERF and its major scientific contributions, including findings and radiation risk assessments that have helped set the basis for the world's radiation protective standards. These include radiation risk estimates for cancer and other human diseases, an assessment of genetic effects in the first generation children of atomic bomb survivors, and radiation biology information of benefit to the survivors and their children.

DETAILS:

The symposium will run from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences building at 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. on Dec. 12. A draft agenda is available online at

SOURCE National Academies
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Announces U.S. Launch of the OSSArc(TM) Anatomic Residual Compression Implant
2. New prion protein discovered by Canadian scientists may offer insight into mad cow disease
3. Scientists Probe Sepsis Deadly Secrets
4. Scientists puzzled by severe allergic reaction to cancer drug in the middle Southern US
5. Scientists Develop Natural Protection for Stored Foods
6. Scientists detect presence of marburg virus in african fruit bats
7. Scientists Spot Brains Free Will Center
8. Scientists ID Likely Culprit in Popcorn Lung
9. Scientists explain how insulin secreting cells maintain their glucose sensitivity
10. Scripps Research scientists shed new light on how antibodies fight HIV
11. Scientists, physicians present latest findings in personalized cancer treatment and prevention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive family ... by TripAdvisor as the number one best large hotel for ... the world for their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. , ... The website is home to millions of unbiased and honest ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Padre Murphy's and Owner Tom Boyle ... Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). The PPHA's passion for ... everyone, including NFL greats, treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) ... supporting the cause in the valley. The most recent plans ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... The Incredible Bulk is a revolutionary method put together by ... up to 30lbs in less than 12 weeks without traditional ... prompting an investigative review. , “Our Incredible Bulk review ... that allows the body to pack on a massive amount ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) wants ... “Live Fearless.” , The “Faces of Fearless” campaign ... how they or someone they know has faced a challenge, ... moment. By telling these types of stories through livefearlessmn.com, participants ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... The federal court overseeing thousands of vaginal ... Southern District of West Virginia has upheld a $2 million ... bellwether trial. In an Order dated January 21st, the Court ... that C.R. Bard had not proven a miscarriage of justice. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... reports from government health officials and the World Health Organization, ... She is the virus’ first human victim, in a year ... Mon Puthy, had been in close proximity with sick and ... 40 miles west of Phnom Penh. According to WHO spokeswoman ...
... resonance imaging (MRI) has been found to be insufficient, ... ,MRI has been adopted in England and Wales ... (NICE) as part of the recommended criteria for diagnosing ... evidence has not previously been systematically assessed. ...
... Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have announced a new formula ... is designed to minimize the occurrence of acute diarrhoeal ... agencies achieve the target of reducing child mortality by ... cause of child mortality and kills nearly 2 million ...
... caused by hereditary predisposition. Atopy is a determining factor ... allergens may help prevent adults from developing asthma.//,Journal of ... atopy and specific IgE to mites and molds important ... conducted by Maritta S. Jaakkola, MD, DSc, of the ...
... Minister of Bihar Mr. Nitish Kumar is all for a ... used to cultivate potato, tomato and green vegetables// at their ... resource centre for herbal farming. ,Nitish Kumar comes ... was a leading ayurvedic practitioner in his home district of ...
... With the announcement of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), that the ... day, and that the tinned foods// should clearly mention the amount ... issue has now picked up, with groups on either side. ... government of UK, has announced targets for reducing salt in a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MRI Scan Insufficient For Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis 2Health News:Salt & Its Intake Causes a Strong debate In UK 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... ORLANDO, Fla. and DUBLIN , ... of the agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. for the ... will be compounded for shipment in the United ... 503B FDA approved Outsourcing Facility capable of compounding naltrexone tablets ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... available for sale, The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is a ... by cushioning the ankle from an inversion or "roll." ... of any shoe type and allows the user to ... against sprains. With customers in physical therapy, podiatry, and ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015   Leatt Corporation  (OTCQB: LEAT), a global ... all forms of sports, including extreme motor sports, and ... today that the UISP Lega Motociclismo Lombardia, an Italian ... to wear a neck brace during its racing competitions.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 4The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3
... Jan. 11, 2011 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: ... trial for BMN 673, a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor ... "PARP inihibtors have been validated to show survival benefits ... repair or in combination with DNA damaging agents, and BMN ...
... Wis., Jan. 11, 2011 RF Technologies®, a ... and healthcare security solutions, has announced a distributor ... leading provider of medical equipment management and service ... on November 1, UHS will offer the RF ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioMarin Initiates Phase 1/2 Trial for BMN 673 for the Treatment of Genetically-Defined Cancers 2BioMarin Initiates Phase 1/2 Trial for BMN 673 for the Treatment of Genetically-Defined Cancers 3RF Technologies® Announces Distributor Agreement With Universal Hospital Services 2
... Endoscopic CycloPhotocoagulation (ECP) is a surgical approach ... and visualized laser application. The ciliary body ... the surgeon, from the anterior or posterior ... The target tissues are easily and accurately ...
... of German Craftsmanship have produced ... the world. Ocutek® now makes ... holders of the coveted Meisterbrief ... apprenticeship, are qualified to become ...
... Centuries of German Craftsmanship have ... in the world. Ocutek® now ... Only holders of the coveted ... eight-year apprenticeship, are qualified to ...
... Centuries of German Craftsmanship have ... in the world. Ocutek® now ... Only holders of the coveted ... eight-year apprenticeship, are qualified to ...
Medicine Products: