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Establishing the Japan-Store house of animal radiobiology experiments (J-SHARE), a large-scale necropsy and histopathology archive providing international access to important radiobiology data

Takamitsu Morioka, Benjamin J Blyth, Tatsuhiko Imaoka, Mayumi Nishimura, Hiroshi Takeshita, Takeo Shimomura, Jun Ohtake, Atsuro Ishida, Paul Schofield, Bernd Grosche, Ulrike Kulka, Yoshiya Shimada, Yutaka Yamada, Shizuko Kakinuma

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose: Projects evaluating the effects of radiation, within the National Institutes of Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), have focused on risk analyses for life shortening and cancer prevalence using laboratory animals. Genetic and epigenetic alterations in radiation-induced tumors have been also analyzed with the aim of better understanding mechanisms of radiation carcinogenesis. As well as the economic and practical limitations of repeating such large-scale experiments, ethical considerations make it vital that we store and share the pathological data and samples of the animal experiments for future use. We are now c..

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