Vanderbilt Experiments

Vanderbilt Experiments

One of the largest illegal radiation-exposure experiments on record, in which researchers at Vanderbilt University gave 829 women so-called vitamin drinks, which contained radioactive iron, to assess the speed at which radioisotopes entered the placenta. At least 7 infants died of cancer or other complications linked to the radiation exposure. The mothers themselves experienced rashes, bruising, anaemia, hair and/or tooth loss and cancer.
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The Vanderbilt experiments, published in Psychopharmacology (January 2008), are the first to demonstrate a link between behavior and the activity of dopamine receptors in response to an aggressive event.
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