Welcome to the October 2008 Radiation Research Podcast.
In her News Minute, Vered introduces our FaceBook group,which
will give you listeners an extra opportunity to contribute toward the
content of this podcast. At the time of publishing this podcast, the
group lists 35 members. So…check it out!
The interview of the month is curated by Sylvain Costes, who spoke to David Cassatt, a program officer at
the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) at the
NIH. NIAID encourages communication among academic and
industry/commercial researchers as well as government agencies involved
in medical countermeasure development and drug candidate approval. To
this end, on September 17–18, 2007 in Bethesda, MD, the NIAID Radiation
Countermeasures Program sponsored a workshop on "Medical Countermeasures
against Nuclear Threats: Radionuclide Decorporation Agents”.Dr.
Cassatt discusses here his October 2008 Radiation Research article summarizing this workshop. Presentation slides from the workshop can also be found at http:/ /www3.niaid.nih.gov/research/topics/radnuc/MeetingSlides.htm.
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