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Life Sciences and Radiation : Accomplishments and Future Directions - Jurgen Kiefer

Life Sciences and Radiation

Accomplishments and Future Directions

By: Jurgen Kiefer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th December 2003
ISBN: 9783540204787
Number Of Pages: 285

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Scope and ideas of the workshop The workshop which took place at the University of Giessen from Oct. 3 to Oct. 7, 2002 and whose proceedings are collected in this volume started from the idea to convene a number of scientists with the aim to outline their "visions" for the future of radiation research on the basis of their expertise. As radiation research is a very wide field restrictions were unavoidable. It was decided to concentrate this time mainly on molecular and cellular biology because it was felt that here action is par-ticularly needed. This did not exclude contributions from neighbouring fields as may be seen from the table of contents. It was clearly not planned to have a c- prehensive account of the present scientif fic achievements but the results presented should only serve as a starting point for the discussion of future lines of research, with the emphasis on the "outreach" to other parts of life sciences. If you are interested in the future ask the young - we attempted, therefore, to invite mainly younger colleagues (with a few exceptions) who had, however, already left their marks in the field. They were asked to describe what they felt is important in radiation research and may have significant influences on other branches of life sciences. They were given the task to demonstrate what is lost for science "if we do no longer exist".

Workshop Participants
Introductory Remarks: On the State of Radiation Researchp. 1
Cellular Responses to DNA Damage - a Personal Accountp. 9
Prospects for Research in Radiation Biologyp. 29
Cellular and Molecular Aspects of the Anti-inflammatory Action of Low Dose Ionizing Irradiationp. 45
The Network of Radiation Responses and Genomic Stabilityp. 57
Topological Factors in Radiation Biologyp. 69
Molecular Radiation Biology - Perspectives for the Futurep. 81
P53 Stabilization and the Role of Radiation-Induced Signallingp. 93
Molecular Genetic Mechanisms of Radiocarcinogenesis and Predictive Markers for Radioresistance in Tumors - Present Work and Future Perspectivesp. 103
FISH and CHIPs: Colorful Clues to Radiation-Induced Chromosomal Instabilityp. 111
Recombination and Radiation-Induced Cancer Mechanisms and Genetic Testingp. 121
UV-Radiation Biology as Part of Cancer Researchp. 139
Contribution of Radiation Research to Human Space Exploration: Approaches to mitigate Radiation Health Risk in Spaceflightp. 157
Radiation Damage and Human Cells: You have to know one to understand the otherp. 171
Different Means to an End: DNA Double-Strand Break Repairp. 179
Electrostatistics of DNA Complexesp. 189
Future Radiobiology at Accelerators: From Heavy Ion Therapy to Basic Researchp. 211
Targeting Radiation at the Subcellular, Cellular and Tissue Levels: Future Strategiesp. 225
The PTB - a Competent and Reliable Partner for Research and Development Projects in the Field of Ionizing Radiationp. 235
Life Sciences and Radiation Research - Examples from the Pastp. 249
Need and Importance of Further Research in the Field of Radiationp. 259
Reflections on the Acceptability of the Use of Ionizing Radiation to German Societyp. 267
Janus Face of Radiation Biology and Science for the Futurep. 271
Postscript: Thoughts on the Future of Radiation Research and its Impact on Life Sciencesp. 279
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ISBN: 9783540204787
ISBN-10: 3540204784
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 17th December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57