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Scientists create a speedy finger-prick test to scan for radiation exposure in mice

20 days ago   |   By STAT

Researchers have developed a simple finger-prick test that scans a single drop of blood to rapidly determine whether the body has been exposed to toxic levels of radiation.
Catastrophic radiological events - like nuclear detonations - can threaten massive populations with acute radiation syndrome, which wreaks havoc on the gastrointestinal system and destroys bone marrow, leading to infections and internal bleeding. In preparation for the possibility of such a public health disaster, scientists at Ohio State have devised a speedy and scalable method for estimating radiation exposure. They...
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Maya Barton Zuckerman, B.S

Maya Barton Zuckerman, B.S

Research Assistant I graduated from Brandeis University in May 2020 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Psychology. During my time at Brandeis, I worked in research focused on... Read more ...