No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found
No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found
The genomes of the children of people exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident appear to carry no trace of the incident.
No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found
No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found

The genomes of the children of people exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident appear to carry no trace of the incident.

The genomes of the children of people exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident appear to carry no trace of the incident.

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Insects Might Be More Sensitive to Radiation than Thought
Insects Might Be More Sensitive to Radiation than Thought
Alejandra Manjarrez | Feb 1, 2021
A study of bumble bees exposed to levels of radiation equivalent to those existing in Chernobyl hotspots shows that the insects’ reproduction takes a hit.
Tardigrades’ List of Super Powers Grows Ever Longer
Tardigrades’ List of Super Powers Grows Ever Longer
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2021
Water bears can survive extreme temperatures, oxidative stress, UV radiation, and more, but as work in climate change biology shows, they’re not invulnerable to everything.
How Cancer Evades the Immune System
How Cancer Evades the Immune System
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 31, 2020
Presenters in this webinar will discuss how cancer not only evades the immune system, but also co-opts it to promote tumor growth.
Janette Sherman, Public Health Activist, Dies
Janette Sherman, Public Health Activist, Dies
Emily Makowski | Nov 18, 2019
The physician, toxicologist, and expert witness drew attention to health issues caused by radiation and toxic chemicals.
Study Finds “Some Evidence” that Cellphone Radiation Linked to Brain Cancer in Male Rats
Study Finds “Some Evidence” that Cellphone Radiation Linked to Brain Cancer in Male Rats
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 5, 2018
The results cannot be extrapolated to humans, researchers caution.
Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
Ashley Yeager | Mar 14, 2018
Famed for his work on black holes and cosmology, he also survived decades with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Tanya Lewis | May 27, 2016
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.
Bursting Cancer’s Bubble
Bursting Cancer’s Bubble
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2015
Scientists make oxygen-filled microbubbles designed to increase tumor sensitivity to radiation.
Blood Cell Counts Low in Fukushima Monkeys
Blood Cell Counts Low in Fukushima Monkeys
Bob Grant | Jul 29, 2014
Wild primates living near the site of 2011’s tsunami-spawned nuclear disaster are showing physiological signs of radiation exposure.
Radiation-Fighting Drug
Radiation-Fighting Drug
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.
Radiation Therapy Damages Neurons
Radiation Therapy Damages Neurons
Chris Palmer | Jul 16, 2013
Cranial irradiation, a common brain cancer treatment, disrupts neural morphology in mice in ways that resemble damage caused by neurodegenerative conditions.
Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts
Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts
Kate Yandell | Jun 3, 2013
An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.
UV Radiation Frying Marine Life
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 13, 2012
A study suggests that increased UVB radiation from the sun is behind the decline of many marine species.
Robots vs. Radiation
Bob Grant | Jul 13, 2012
A trial comparing the effectiveness of robotic surgery and radiation for the treatment of throat cancer has begun in Canada.
CT Scans Increase Risk of Cancer
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 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.
Fukushima Birds Affected
Sabrina Richards | Feb 9, 2012
Radiation in Fukushima Prefecture is reducing bird populations less than 1 year since the nuclear disaster.
Low Oxygen Saves Irradiated Brain?
Hannah Waters | Jan 18, 2012
Whole brain radiation therapy costs mice some of their cognitive abilities, but treatment with low-oxygen air revives their reasoning skills.
Monkeys Track Radiation
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 16, 2011
Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.
Stem Cells Help Regain Memory
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 13, 2011
For brain cancer patients suffering from cognitive dysfunction due to radiation treatment, stem cells may offer relief.