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Upon prolonged irradiation, human stem cells' defenses are activated

Fri Aug 25 11:10:34 EDT 2017 | Science Codex
Researchers from several Russian institutes, including MIPT, have found out how prolonged exposure to ionizing radiation affects human stem cells. They discovered that it causes a cell cycle delay, which leads to faster repairs of radiation-induced DNA double-strand breaks, with fewer errors. It is unclear what the health implications are, particularly how this affects the risk of developing cancer. The paper was published in Oncotarget. When statistics are no good To a physicist, an ordinary fl..

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Researchers from several Russian institutes, including MIPT, have found out how prolonged exposure to ionizing radiation affects human stem cells. They discovered that it causes a ..
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