Life Sciences and Radiation [electronic resource] : Accomplishments and Future Directions / edited by Jürgen Kiefer
- Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2004.
- 1st ed. 2004.
- Physical Description:
- XIV, 285 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Kiefer, Jürgen and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Introductory Remarks: On the State of Radiation Research -- Cellular Responses, Genomic Stability -- Cellular Responses to DNA Damage - a Personal Account -- Prospects for Research in Radiation Biology -- Cellular and Molecular Aspects of the Anti-inflammatory Action of Low Dose Ionizing Irradiation -- The Network of Radiation Responses and Genomic Stability -- Topological Factors in Radiation Biology -- Signalling -- Molecular Radiation Biology - Perspectives for the Future -- P53 Stabilization and the Role of Radiation-Induced Signalling -- Cytogenetics -- Molecular Genetic Mechanisms of Radiocarcinogenesis and Predictive Markers for Radioresistance in Tumors - Present Work and Future Perspectives - -- FISH and CHIPs: Colorful Clues to Radiation-Induced Chromosomal Instability -- Carcinogenesis, Radiation Protection -- Recombination and Radiation-Induced Cancer. Mechanisms and Genetic Testing -- UV-Radiation Biology as Part of Cancer Research -- Contribution of Radiation Research to Human Space Exploration: Approaches to mitigate Radiation Health Risk in Spaceflight -- Repair -- Radiation Damage and Human Cells: You have to know one to understand the other -- Different Means to an End: DNA Double-Strand Break Repair -- Impact of Physical Developments -- Electrostatistics of DNA Complexes -- Future Radiobiology at Accelerators: From Heavy Ion Therapy to Basic Research -- Targeting Radiation at the Subcellular, Cellular and Tissue Levels: Future Strategies -- The PTB - a Competent and Reliable Partner for Research and Development Projects in the Field of Ionizing Radiation -- General Issues -- Life Sciences and Radiation Research - Examples from the Past -- Need and Importance of Further Research in the Field of Radiation -- Reflections on the Acceptability of the Use of Ionizing Radiation to German Society -- Janus Face of Radiation Biology and Science for the Future -- Postscript: Thoughts on the Future of Radiation Research and its Impact on Life Sciences.
- 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".
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