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New Take on Impacts of Low Dose Radiation

Sylvain Costes and Mina Bissell of the Life Sciences Division led a study in which a special line of human breast cells were used to show that for low-dose levels of ionizing radiation, cancer risks may not be directly proportional to dose. This contradicts the standard model for predicting biological damage from ionizing radiation, which holds that risk is directly proportional to dose at all levels of irradiation. Also working on this study were Teresa Neumaier, Joel Swenson, Christopher Pham, Aris Polyzos, Alvin Lo, PoAn Yang, Jane Dyball, Aroumougame Asaithamby, David Chen and Stefan Thalhammer. More>

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