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Reduction of the background magnetic field inhibits ability of Drosophila melanogaster to survive ionizing radiation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22532126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of exposure to an environment where the background magnetic field (BMF) has been reduced were studied on wild-type Drosophila melanogaster by measuring its ability to survive a single exposure to ionizing radiation (IR) during its larval stage. The experimental design presented shows a timeframe, IR dose, and BMF parameters that will cause a significant and reproducible reduction of survival on this insect model. These results suggest that BMFs may play a fundamental role in the recovery or harm of a biological system that is exposed to single doses of IR.
Lucas A Portelli; Dinu R Madapatha; Carlos Martino; Mark Hernandez; Frank S Barnes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-04-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioelectromagnetics     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1521-186X     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioelectromagnetics     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-06     Completed Date:  2013-09-30     Revised Date:  2013-12-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008281     Medline TA:  Bioelectromagnetics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  706-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Drosophila melanogaster / growth & development*,  radiation effects*
Larva / growth & development,  radiation effects
Magnetic Fields / adverse effects*
Survival Analysis
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