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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Radiation research

Radiation research on humans staged in Richland

Kai-Huei Yau/Herald   
Sergei Tolmachev, left, succeeded Tony James as director of the U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries, which studies donated organs and tissues from people with documented exposures to uranium and plutonium in order to study the long-term effects of exposure.

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t's the nation's collection of physical evidence amassed to provide clues to how exposure to actinides such as plutonium and uranium affect the human body -- the goal of the U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries.
The program is operated by the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and paid for with grants from the Department of Energy. Programs at different DOE sites were consolidated in Washington in 1992, but more recently all of the nation's archives of data and samples -- both recent and decades old -- have been consolidated in Richland.
It's the only program in the world that tracks large amounts of data obtained from studying material collected at autopsies with medical and exposure information to learn more about the affects of radioactivity on the human body, said Anthony James, the just-retired director of the registries.

Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/10/24/1394585/us-research-on-effects-of-radiation.html#ixzz1485wf0g8

Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/10/24/1394585/us-research-on-effects-of-radiation.html#ixzz1485dq5D8
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