Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Researchers develop protein to treat high radiation exposure - Japan....But they still deny the people of Japan were not Exposed to High Radiation

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has created a protein that may prove helpful in treating and preventing disorders caused by high radiation exposure, it has been learned.

The development of the protein, whose effectiveness has been successfully tested on mice, will be announced at a meeting of the Japan Radiation Research Society beginning at Tohoku University in Sendai on Sept. 6.

The new protein, named FGFC, was created by artificially combining two types of protein whose genes had been artificially modified. In an experiment with the protein, a team of researchers exposed eight mice to 6 sieverts of radiation using X-rays, and two hours later injected the FGFC protein into their abdomens. As a result, six of the mice were still alive after 20 days. In a group of mice that did not receive the protein, just two survived.

Furthermore, when the protein was administered before exposing the mice to radiation in a separate test, all of the mice remained alive 30 days after exposure. Read More