Mice were restrained in well-ventilated acrylic plastic boxes (4 mice per box) and given a dose of 9.5 Gy gamma photons in a bilateral radiation field at a dose rate of 40c Gy/min in the AFRRI cobalt-60 gamma-irradiation facility .
This report has been cleared and approved by AFRRI and USUHS leadership management.
The AFRRI experimental study protocol was not ideal for generating data that could later be utilized for modeling changes in radiation injury.
This research was supported by NIAID funding and AFRRI work units RAB4AU and RAB32165.
On April 11, NIST and AFRRI
researchers briefed White House staff and other federal agencies in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
David Livengood, the chairman of the department of cellular radiobiology at AFRRI, said, "We were particularly surprised at how quickly we found oncogenes."
told Wheat about the preliminary results of the animal studies at AFRRI, even though he and other vets in the D.U.
1988), were approved by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute's (AFRRI) Animal Care and Use Committee.
A rodent model system (AFRRI 1996), originally developed to mimic DU shrapnel loads seen in wounded personnel from the 1991 Persian Gulf War, was used to investigate the health effects of retained WA shrapnel.
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI
), Washington, D.C., and Biopolymer Engineering, Eagan, MN, have formed a joint agreement to research the radiation-protective characteristics of one of the company's compounds.