[ RadSafe ] FW: [gulflink] Low Level Radiation Exposures duringDesert storm

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Wed Aug 25 18:39:20 CDT 2010

Is this a joke?  

"They had identified exactly the same unique mitochondria
characteristics to be due to the direct effects of low level radiation

A random event such as radiation interaction inside a cell is going to
produce "exactly" the same characteristic in mitochondria?  Do they have
an idea of how that might happen?

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Roger Helbig
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:06 PM
To: Radsafe
Subject: [ RadSafe ] FW: [gulflink] Low Level Radiation Exposures
duringDesert storm

National CFIDS Foundation (NCF) Announces Link between Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome and Low Level Radiation Exposure

NEEDHAM, Mass., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National CFIDS
Foundation Inc., of Needham Mass, has announced its formal disease model
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also known as Chronic Fatigue Immune
Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) as well as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).
According to the NCF, a subgroup of patients with CFS fit a unique
profile based on a model for a radioactive toxin.

Since starting its formal research grant program, the NCF has provided
million dollars in grant funding to pursue its own directed research to
study ciguatera toxicology; a critical immune protein known as STAT-1;
myelodysplasia as well as myeloid leukemia -- all of which have been
identified in the patient subgroup.

According to Alan Cocchetto, Medical Director, "Our research suggested
a relationship existed between ciguatera poisoning, STAT-1 and
myelodysplasia as well as leukemia. Early evidence also suggested that
type of catalyst was potentially involved in this disease process.
of some very unique characteristics identified during the course of our
research, what emerged was the potential for low level radiation to act
the catalyst to evoke a specific response that fit the profile for our
patients. We believe this to be very important since radiation not only
adversely impacts STAT-1 but it has also been found to cause
as well as myeloid leukemia, the very things we have been studying. In
addition, the bystander effects associated with low level radiation
cause real problems at the cellular level and this unfortunately
into an increased risk for cancer."

Gail Kansky, President, stated, "The Foundation's real revelation came
our staff linked specific research on mitochondrial DNA deletions, first
published by Australian scientists in 1995, to work published by
in Ireland in 2005. They had identified exactly the same unique
characteristics to be due to the direct effects of low level radiation
exposure. This same defect had been mirrored in CFS but it hadn't been
classified for ten years. Because this fits our disease model, we are
pursuing additional research studies. There is no doubt in my mind that
have found several key pieces to this disease puzzle tied to our patient
group." Furthermore, Kansky added "What is especially discouraging is
the global implications here could prove to be staggering!"

The Foundation has also noted that CFS has been previously identified as
characteristic aftermath of radioecological catastrophe. A lengthier
including references will be in the fall edition of the newsletter.

Founded in 1997, the goals of the NCF are to help fund medical research
find a cause, expedite treatments and eventually a cure for CFIDS/ME.
NCF is funded solely by individual contributions. Additional information
be found on the Foundation's website at  <http://www.ncf-net.org>
www.ncf-net.org or in The National Forum quarterly newsletter. The NCF
be reached by phone at 781-449-3535. 


gulflink at yahoogroups.com is a service
of http://www.gulflink.org.

Hosted by: The Desert Storm Battle Registry
A Gulf War Veteran advocacy group!

Messages posted to this service are the 
opinions of the senders, and do not 
necessarily represent that of the group
or DSBR. Any advertisements posted at the
bottom are not necessarily endorsements
of DSBR and affiliates.


Your email settings: Individual Email|Traditional 
N0aW1lAzEyODI3Mzk4MjQ->  settings via the Web (Yahoo! ID required) 
Change settings via email: Switch
<mailto:gulflink-digest at yahoogroups.com?subject=Email%20Delivery:%20Dige
delivery to Daily Digest | Switch
<mailto:gulflink-fullfeatured at yahoogroups.com?subject=Change%20Delivery%
rmat:%20Fully%20Featured>  to Fully Featured 
xMjgyNzM5ODI0>  Your Group | Yahoo! Groups
<http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/>  Terms of Use | Unsubscribe
<mailto:gulflink-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com?subject=Unsubscribe>  


You are currently subscribed to the RadSafe mailing list

Before posting a message to RadSafe be sure to have read and understood
the RadSafe rules. These can be found at:

For information on how to subscribe or unsubscribe and other settings
visit: http://health.phys.iit.edu

More information about the RadSafe mailing list