Title: Radiation hormesis research findings and therapeutic applications

Authors: Sadao Hattori

Addresses: Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Ohtemachi 1-6-1, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: In 1982, Professor Thomas Don Luckey of Missouri University asserted |radiation hormesis| in the journal Health Physics. Following his assertion, the CRIEPI initiated a research programme on radiation hormesis to confirm |is it true or not|. Twelve years of research with 8–14 universities in Japan produced fruitful results on radiation hormesis. Hormone response tests on rabbits, enzyme response tests on rats and mice, p53 gene responses from mice and rats and helper-T responses from human patients gave us impressive information to consider the therapeutic application of radiation hormesis.

Keywords: radiation hormesis; therapeutic applications; incurable diseases; cancer; HIV; low dose radiation; low radiation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLR.2005.007912

International Journal of Low Radiation, 2005 Vol.1 No.4, pp.369 - 375

Available online: 30 Sep 2005 *

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