Berkeley Lab developing quick way to ID people exposed to ionizing radiation
Berkeley Lab developing quick way to ID people exposed to ionizing radiation: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2012/12/14/radiation/
"The scientists identified eight DNA-repair genes in human blood whose
expression responses change more than twofold soon after blood is
exposed to radiation. They also learned how these genes respond when
blood is exposed to inflammation stress, which can occur because of an
injury or infection. Inflammation can mimic the effects of radiation and
lead to false diagnoses. The result is a panel of biochemical
markers that can discriminate between blood samples exposed to
radiation, inflammation, or both. The scientists believe these markers
could be incorporated into a blood test that quickly triages people
involved in radiation-related incidents."
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