30 Years of Science and Service; Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

Bethesda, Maryland: Defense Nuclear Agency, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. [2], 40, [2] pages. Format is approximately 16 inches wide, and 8-1/2 inches high. It contains 62 pictures. The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, an element of the Defense Nuclear Agency, is a joint research center of the three military services. Scientists there conduct research on the biological effects of radiation and their relationship to the national defense, space exploration,and medical progress. Although it serves primarily as a radiobiology research center of the Department of Defense, the Institute's resources may be used by government and civilian institutions interested in radiation effects studies. AFRRI now is a joint entity of the military departments and is subject to the authority and direction of the president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), under the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness.

AFRRI is charged with executing DoD's Medical Radiological Defense Research Program. Its civilian and active duty military personnel conduct exploratory and developmental research to identify and develop medical countermeasures against ionizing radiation. Core areas of study include prevention, assessment, and treatment of radiological injuries. The program seeks to develop prophylactic and therapeutic drugs, such as Ex-Rad, that prevent and treat radiation injuries and to develop rapid high-precision analytical methods that assess radiation exposure doses from clinical samples and thus aid in the triage and medical management of radiological casualties. New drug candidates and biological dose assessment technologies are developed up to and through preclinical testing and evaluation.
Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Defense Nuclear Agency, Cobalt-60, Accelerod, Experimental Hematology, Kevex Brain Cell Irradiator

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