Study on Mechanisms of Radiation Effects in Humans
|The Department of Radiobiology/Molecular Epidemiology
investigates the radiation effects on human health from the following
The immunological study investigates how radiation-induced changes
in immunity are related to disease development among the A-bomb
The immunogenome study searches for genetic factors involved in
differences between individuals in radiosensitivity and susceptibility
to cancer development.
The molecular oncology study investigates the characteristics of
cancers developing among A-bomb survivors by analysis of cancer
tissue samples from a molecular biological perspective.
Through such research, the department aims at contributing to improvement
of A-bomb survivors' health, as well as controlling the health effects
of radiation and preventing disease, tasks that need to be addressed
in modern society.