[ RadSafe ] "Anti-Radiation" Grants

Wesley wesvanpelt at verizon.net
Tue Sep 26 07:01:27 CDT 2006


The article below, describes five research grants to develop treatments to
rid the body of radionuclides. (Chelating agents?)

Best regards,
Wesley R. Van Pelt, PhD, CIH, CHP
Wesley R. Van Pelt Associates, Inc.

Anti-radiation treatment studies funded

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases has announced five awards totaling $4 million to fund a
study of anti-radiation treatments.

Officials said the grants from the NIAID, part of the National Institutes of
Health, will aid in the development of products that can eliminate
radioactive materials from the human body following radiological or nuclear

"These new grants will help identify new drug candidates that could be
acquired by the strategic national stockpile of medical countermeasures,
which is available to the public after a terrorist or nuclear attack or
accidental radioactive exposure," said NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The grants announced Monday:

-- Raymond Bergeron, University of Florida-Gainesville, $1 million.

-- Tatiana Levitskaia, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland,
Wash., $725,000.

-- Scott C. Miller, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City,

-- Kenneth Raymond, University of California-Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., $998,325.

-- Charles Timchalk, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash.,

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