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Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.

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Bursting Cancer’s Bubble

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2015

Scientists make oxygen-filled microbubbles designed to increase tumor sensitivity to radiation.

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Blood Cell Counts Low in Fukushima Monkeys

By Bob Grant | July 29, 2014

Wild primates living near the site of 2011’s tsunami-spawned nuclear disaster are showing physiological signs of radiation exposure.

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Radiation-Fighting Drug

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 16, 2014

A hydroxylase inhibitor that prolongs the action of a gut-protective protein shows promise in mice as a treatment for radiation poisoning.

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Radiation Therapy Damages Neurons

By Chris Palmer | July 16, 2013

Cranial irradiation, a common brain cancer treatment, disrupts neural morphology in mice in ways that resemble damage caused by neurodegenerative conditions.

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Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts

By Kate Yandell | June 3, 2013

An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.

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UV Radiation Frying Marine Life

By Cristina Luiggi | August 13, 2012

A study suggests that increased UVB radiation from the sun is behind the decline of many marine species.

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Robots vs. Radiation

By Bob Grant | July 13, 2012

A trial comparing the effectiveness of robotic surgery and radiation for the treatment of throat cancer has begun in Canada.

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CT Scans Increase Risk of Cancer

By Edyta Zielinska | June 7, 2012

Exposure to doses of radiation used in some diagnostics in childhood can triple the risk of brain cancer and leukemia as an adult.

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Fukushima Birds Affected

By Sabrina Richards | February 9, 2012

Radiation in Fukushima Prefecture is reducing bird populations less than 1 year since the nuclear disaster.

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