Experiments on the Biological Actions of Neutrons Performed in the Former Soviet Union: A Historical Review
ITT INDUSTRIES ASHBURN VA ADVANCED ENGINEERING AND SCIENCES DIV
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Data on the research of neutron biological effects in the USSR, the organization of this research, and the main results are presented in this review. Particular attention is paid to data that are important for analysis of the underlying mechanisms of the biological effect of neutrons and their dissimilarity from mechanisms of photon effect. Particular emphasis has been placed on elaboration of new methods of recognition and prediction of neutron damage to an organism. Efficacy of chemical protection of an organism against neutron effect is established. These results supplemented essential knowledge on neutron effects by original data that are important for the theory and practice of neutron radiobiology and medicine.
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- Medicine and Medical Research