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Expert discovers simple method of dealing with harmful radioactive iodine
A novel way to immobilize radioactive forms of iodine using a microwave, has been discovered by an expert at the University of Sheffield. (2011-05-24)

After Japan nuclear power plant disaster: How much radioactivity in the oceans?
Among the casualties of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan was the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (2011-05-23)

Radiation protection expert criticizes comparison of Fukushima to Chernobyl
In the opening editorial to the latest edition of the Journal of Radiological Protection, published today, Wednesday, May 18, radiological protection expert professor Richard Wakeford of the Dalton Nuclear Institute, the University of Manchester, gives a detailed account of events at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station, and poses several questions that remain unanswered, several weeks on from the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. (2011-05-18)

Pediatricians examine impact of environmental disasters on children's health
In two sessions at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo., experts in pediatric health care from the U.S. and Japan will examine the toll of two recent disasters on children's health: the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan; and the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. (2011-04-30)

Chernobyl's radioactivity reduced the populations of birds of orange plumage
On April 26, 1986, history's greatest nuclear accident took place northwest of the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl. Despite the scale of the disaster, 25 years later, we still do not know its real effects. An international team of investigators has shown for the first time that the color of birds' plumage may make them more vulnerable to radioactivity. (2011-04-26)

25 years after the Chernobyl disaster, Fukushima may unravel health consequences of nuclear accidents in the past, present and future
On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a comment and editorial published online first by Lancet Oncology describes the known health consequences of this event. The authors point out that there were many obstacles in studying the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident and that the Fukushima incident might offer a new, albeit sad, opportunity to more accurately study the health consequences of a major nuclear power plant accident. (2011-04-25)

Fukushima-related measurements by the CTBTO
Since the accident at the Fukushima Daichi power plant in Japan, CTBTO radionuclide monitoring stations all over the northern hemisphere have picked up traces of emitted radioactive materials. The CTBTO shares monitoring data with 120 States and with international organizations such as the IAEA, WHO and WMO. The CTBTO contributed to dispersion predictions by using its atmospheric transport modeling. Detected levels up until April 7 have been far below risk levels. (2011-04-07)

Physicists detect low-level radioactivity from Japan arriving in Seattle
Physicists are detecting radioactivity arriving in Seattle from Japanese nuclear reactors damaged in a tsunami following a mammoth earthquake, but the levels are far below what would pose a threat to human health. (2011-03-30)

Laboratories, universities unite to build radioecology expertise
To build the pool of radioecology expertise both here and abroad, the US Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory is working with universities across the US and laboratories in France and the Ukraine to form the National Center for Radioecology, a network of excellence for environmental radiation risk reduction and remediation. (2011-01-26)

Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug off radiation
Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil -- legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Their study, which helps solve a long-standing mystery, appears in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. (2010-12-08)

Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug off radiation
Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil -- legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Their study, which helps solve a long-standing mystery, appears in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semimonthly journal. (2010-09-15)

SRNL, Chernobyl Laboratory collaborate on research initiatives
Under a recently signed agreement, the US Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory and the Ukraine's International Radioecology Laboratory will collaborate on radiation ecology research, including projects in the region impacted by the catastrophic accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 24 years ago. (2010-09-02)

Ecological scientists assess the fundamentals of animal behavior
In this time of global change, understanding the basics of animal behavior and environmental interactions is just as important as predicting and planning for widespread impacts. Ecological scientists will assess the fundamentals of animal behavior -- such as plant toxin detection in bushbaby foraging -- and current adaptations to global change -- like defense mechanisms of native lizards to red imported fire ant attacks and the role of antioxidants and radiation in barn swallow reproduction -- at the Ecological Society of America's 95th Annual Meeting. (2010-08-02)

Genetic effects of radiation
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are helping to lead a massive international study on the possible genetic effects of radiation and cancer drug exposures on future generations. (2009-10-07)

Public attitudes to new technology: Lessons for regulators
New technologies may change our lives for the better, but sometimes they have risks. Communicating those benefits and risks to the public, and developing regulations to deal with them, can be difficult -- particularly if there's already public opposition to the technology. (2009-09-20)

Radiation exposure associated with more aggressive thyroid cancer, worse outcomes
Patients with thyroid cancer who have previously been exposed to radiation -- for example, in the workplace, through environmental exposure or for treatment of acne or another condition -- appear to have more aggressive disease and tend to have worse outcomes in the long term, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2009-04-20)

Book explores global implications of wildland fire smoke
An international team of scientists offer a compendium of air pollution research in a new book that explores smoke impacts on humans and the environment, while addressing the challenges of finding socially acceptable uses of fire as a land management tool. (2008-11-03)

Case Western Reserve University researchers track Chernobyl fallout
More than 20 years later, researchers from Case Western Reserve University traveled to Sweden and Poland to gain insight into the downward migration of Chernobyl-derived radionuclides in the soil. Among the team's findings was the fact that much more plutonium was found in the Swedish soil at a depth that corresponded with the nuclear explosion than that of Poland. (2008-10-01)

Researchers discover atomic bomb effect results in adult-onset thyroid cancer
Radiation from the atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, likely rearranged chromosomes in some survivors who later developed papillary thyroid cancer as adults, according to Japanese researchers. (2008-08-29)

Managing risk in an increasingly hazardous world
If you have a nagging feeling that life is getting increasingly hazardous, you may be interested in the new book, (2008-05-01)

Mailman School PH study finds increase in thyroid diseases risk from exposure at Chernobyl
Persons exposed to radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident as children and adolescents have an increased risk of follicular adenoma or benign tumor of the thyroid gland, according to a Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health study. Results further suggest that age at exposure, history of thyroid diseases and location of residence do not modify its risk. (2008-02-19)

Children would need different medical care in wake of dirty bomb
If terrorists were to attack with a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways, according to a new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center. (2007-10-30)

Brightly colored birds most affected by Chernobyl radiation
Brightly coloured birds are among the species most adversely affected by the high levels of radiation around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, ecologists have discovered. The findings -- published online in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology -- help explain why some species are harder hit by ionising radiation than others. (2007-07-11)

K-State project aims to make sodium-cooled nuclear reactors safe, efficient
Proposals to reduce America's heavy dependence on foreign oil are helping to renew interest in nuclear energy. At Kansas State University, the goal is to help make that energy source as safe as possible. (2007-06-18)

Einstein researchers' discover 'radiation-eating' fungi
Scientists have long assumed that fungi exist mainly to decompose matter into chemicals that other organisms can then use. But researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found evidence that fungi possess a previously undiscovered talent with profound implications: The ability to use radioactivity as an energy source for making food and spurring their growth. (2007-05-22)

Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities
A new study by researchers at the Center for Mass Destruction Defense at the University of Georgia details the catastrophic impact a nuclear attack would have on American cities. The study highlights the inability of the nation's current medical system to handle casualties from a nuclear attack. It also suggests what the authors said are much needed yet relatively simple interventions that could save tens of thousands of lives. (2007-03-20)

Plutonium or greenhouse gases? Weighing the energy options
Can nuclear energy save us from global warming? Perhaps, but the tradeoffs involved are sobering: thousands of metric tons of nuclear waste generated each year and a greatly increased risk of nuclear weapons proliferation or diversion of nuclear material into terrorists' hands. (2006-10-23)

Chornobyl radiation ups risk of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents
Exposure to radioactive iodine increases the risk of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents, a study of thyroid cancer incidence after the Chornobyl accident shows. The study is published in the July 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2006-07-04)

Prenatal alcohol exposure can alter circadian rhythms in offspring
A study in the current journal issue reveals children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders exhibit altered sleeping and eating patterns, as well as other behavioral problems such as attention deficits and depression; alterations in these behaviors may indicate that their biological rhythms, which are controlled by circadian systems, have been affected by alcohol exposure during development; and rodent research confirms that alcohol exposure during a period equivalent to the third human trimester influences the ability to synchronize circadian rhythms to light cues. (2006-04-23)

Penn professor to present research on radiation-induced cancer on 20th anniversary of Chernobyl
Virginia A. LiVolsi, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will be a key presenter at the (2006-04-12)

Atomic bomb survivors who had higher radiation exposure show increased incidence of thyroid diseases
Survivors of the two atomic bombs in Japan 60 years ago who had a higher exposure to radiation now have a greater incidence of certain thyroid diseases, including tumors and cysts, and that risk increases with being younger at the time of exposure, according to a study in the March 1 issue of JAMA. (2006-02-28)

ASM launches video podcast
Starting Tuesday, January 31, the American Society for Microbiology will launch a series of 15-25 minute video podcasts entitled Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth. The weekly video podcast excerpted from a PBS television series will explore the microbial world and how life has evolved over Earth's 3.8 billion-year history. (2006-01-05)

ECCO 13 - Chernobyl legacy sheds light on link between thyroid cancer and radiation exposure
Study results presented at the 13th European Cancer Conference (ECCO 13) have provided further valuable insights into certain genetic mutations which occur in childhood thyroid tumours and their link to both radiation exposure and patient age. (2005-11-01)

The ecological effects of the Chernobyl disaster
Nearly 20 years ago Reactor number 4 at Chernobyl exploded, sending radiation across a large region of what is now the Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. In the session, (2005-08-08)

ESA 90th Annual Meeting
The Ecological Society of America's (ESA) 90th Annual Meeting will be held jointly with the INTECOL IX International Congress of Ecology in Montréal, Quebec, August 7-12, 2005. The meeting theme is, (2005-06-29)

Iodine deficiency, supplements affect thyroid cancer risk in children exposed to radioactive iodine
Exposure to radioactive iodines, mainly iodine 131 (I-131), in childhood is associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer. Importantly, both iodine deficiency and supplementation appear to modify this risk, according to a new study in the May 18 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2005-05-17)

The circadian clock: Understanding nature's timepiece
A cluster of brain cells less than half the size of a pencil eraser tells you when to wake up, when to be hungry and when it's time to go to sleep. The same cells also cause you to be disoriented after you've flown across multiple time zones. The human circadian clock has long mystified scientists, but a researcher at the University of Calgary is getting a little bit closer to understanding how it ticks. (2005-03-07)

Cincinnati study of Chernobyl residents uncovers new cause of thyroid cancer
Yuri E. Nukiforov led a team of researchers from both Cincinnati University and the University of Munich in identifying a novel oncogene (a mutated and/or overproduced version of a normal gene that alone or together with other changes can convert a cell into a tumor cell) in papillary thyroid carcinomas that developed in patients exposed to radiation at Chernobyl. Their results are published in the January 3 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. (2005-01-03)

Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden
A statistically determined correlation between radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident and an increase in the number of cases of cancer in the exposed areas in Sweden is reported in a study by scientists at Linköping University, Örebro University, and the County Council of Västernorrland County. (2004-11-19)

INEEL assists in international effort to increase nuclear plant safety
A nuclear reactor safety code developed at the INEEL could help prevent another Chernobyl-type accident. INEEL engineers have put the RELAP5-3D computer code into a training module for use by many countries. One version has been translated into Russian. The five-DVD set is available to engineers operating Russian reactors of the same design as the Chernobyl reactor. (2004-09-13)

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