44th meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee held March 1-3

16 March 2017

On February 22, 2017, RERF Chairman Ohtsura Niwa spoke during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondentsf Club of Japan (FCCJ) in Tokyo

27 February 2017



The 2016 winter edition of RERF's Update newsletter has been uploaded to our homepage [PDF: 2.12MB]
26 January 2016
News
*RERF Teaches School Children about Radiation Workshop

*ICRP-RERF Joint Meetings Held in Hiroshima and Tokyo "Very Good for Science"

Science Articles
*Irradiation at different fetal stages results in different translocation frequencies in adult mouse thyroid cells

Others


A paper titled "Genome-wide deletion screening with the array CGH method in mouse offspring derived from irradiated spermatogonia indicates that mutagenic responses are highly variable among genes" [PDF: 26KB] was published in the Journal Radiation Research
4 January 2017


Former RERF Chairman Dr. Shigenobu Nagataki passes away on November 12 (Sat.), 2016, at 84
16 November 2016


A paper titled "Relationship between spontaneous ƒÁH2AX foci formation and progenitor functions in circulating hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells among atomic-bomb survivors" [PDF: 72KB] was published in the Journal Mutat Res Genet Toxicol Environ Mutagen
10 November 2016


A paper titled "Irradiation at different fetal stages results in different translocation frequencies in adult mouse thyroid cells" [PDF: 96KB] was published in the Journal Radiation Research
10 November 2016


Dr. Akira Hashizume was appointed as RERF Executive Director on October 1. Dr. Hashizume holds a doctor of medical science and began his career at the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Public Health Bureau Regional Healthcare Division. He recently served as a physician in Fukuoka Prefecture. For a look at his career, click here.
(17 October 2016)


Seventh Epidemiological Training Workshop for Biologists Draws 48 Participants from Outside Organizations
(29–30 August 2016)




5 October 2016
Open House 2016 was held in Nagasaki (8–9 August 2016)
26 August 2016
Open House 2016 was held in Hiroshima (5–6 August 2016)
25 August 2016




A Japan/Korea bilateral collaborative research project meeting and seminar were held at the Hiroshima Laboratory over the two days of Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8, 2016.
The participants held discussions about clinical and follow-up data collected from post-radiotherapy cervical and breast cancer cases by the South Korean National Cancer Center (NCC), and Japanfs Kagoshima University and National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS).
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25 August 2016




The 2016 summer edition of RERF's Update newsletter has been uploaded to our homepage [PDF: 2.75MB]
22 July 2016

News
*The 43rd Scientific Advisory Committe Meeting

Workshop
*Storage and Use of Biosamples Workshop

Science Articles
*Association of Acute Radiation Syndromes and Rain after the Bombings in the Atomic-bomb Survivors

Others

A paper titled "Initial report for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation F1 Mail Survey" [PDF: 41KB] was published in the Journal Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
27 June 2016@
The 6th Board of Councilors meeting was held in Hiroshima (16–17 June 2016)
23 June 2016 Materials [PDF:528KB]
A team from the U.S. Department of Energy visited RERF in Hiroshima (9 June)
13 June 2016 @

A paper titled "Association of Acute Radiation Syndromes and Rain after the Bombings in the Atomic-bomb Survivors" [PDF: 26KB] was published in the Journal Radiation Research
10 June 2016@
The 43rd meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee was held at Hiroshima RERF (2–4 March)
31 March 2016
A paper titled "Optimization of Dual Color Immunofluorescence Protocols for Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Archival Tissues" [PDF: 76KB] was published in the Journal Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry
24 March 2016
Videos of RERF's 2015 Public Lecture Event (Nagasaki, Hiroshima) have been posted on our Facebook page iRadiation Effects Research Foundation - •ú‰eŒ¤j
16 March 2016
A paper titled "Circulating hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in aging atomic bomb survivors" [PDF: 83KB] was published in the Journal Radiation Research
15 March 2016
Accepting recommendations for researchers/doctors from abroad for training as part of RERFfs FY2016 International Exchange Program
1 March 2016
A paper titled "Interaction between a Single Exposure and Age in Cohort-based Hazard Rate Models Impacted the Statistical Distribution of Age at Onset" [PDF: 43KB] was published in the Journal Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
5 February 2016
The 2015 winter issue of RERF's Update newsletter has been uploaded to our homepage [PDF: 2.52MB]
28 December 2015
RERF sixth public lecture was held in Hiroshima (November 29, 2015)
24 December 2015
RERF sixth public lecture was held in Nagasaki (November 28, 2015)
24 December 2015
A paper titled "Thyroid cancer: Molecular characteristics of radiation-associated papillary thyroid cancer, with a special reference to atomic radiation exposure" [PDF: 38KB] was published in the Journal J Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
15 December 2015
A paper titled "CD14 and IL18 gene polymorphisms associated with colorectal cancer subsite risks among atomic bomb survivors" [PDF: 76KB] was published in the journal Human Genome Variation
11 December 2015
A paper titled "A Bayesian semiparametric model for radiation dose-response estimation" [PDF: 53KB] was published in the journal Risk Analysis
9 December 2015
Report from a July 2014 "Workshop Atomic Bomb Dosimetry Review of Dose Related Factors for The Evaluation of Exposures to Residual Radiation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki" has been published in the December 2015 issue of Health Physics
9 December 2015
"Tender notice" information about "Procurement & Contracts" has been posted in the Community Access column
7 December 2015
A paper titled "Radiation Effects on Cognitive Function among Atomic Bomb Survivors Exposed at or after Adolescence" [PDF: 61KB] was published in the journal The American Journal of Medicine
19 November 2015
A paper titled "Progerin, the protein responsible for the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, increases the unrepaired DNA damages following exposure to ionizing radiation" [PDF: 25KB] was published in the journal Genes and Environ
17 November 2015
A paper titled "Creation of mice bearing a partial duplication of HPRT gene ‚arked with a GFP gene and detection of revertant cells in situ as GFP-positive somatic cells" [PDF: 37KB] was published in the journal PLoS ONE
11 November 2015
A paper titled "Long-Term Effects of the Rain Exposure Shortly after the Atomic Bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki" [PDF: 45KB] was published in the journal Radiation Research
15 October 2015
A paper titled "Risk of Death among Children of Atomic Bomb Survivors after 62 Years of Follow-up: A Cohort Study" [PDF: 175KB] was published in the journal Lancet Oncol
8 October 2015
A paper titled "Exposure to Atomic Bomb Radiation and Age-related Macular Degeneration in Later Life: The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor Study" [PDF: 49KB] was published in the journal Invest Ophth Vis Sci
8 October 2015
21st Local Liaison Council meeting was held at Hiroshima RERF (11 September 2015)
1 October 2015 Materials [PDF: 108KB]
24th Local Liaison Council meeting was held at Nagasaki RERF (9 September 2015)
1 October 2015 Materials [PDF: 116KB]
Sixth Epidemiological Training Workshop for Biologists was held at Hiroshima RERF (24-25 August 2015)
10 September 2015
Open House 2015 was held in Nagasaki (8–9 August 2015)
27 August 2015
Open House 2015 was held in Hiroshima (5–6 August 2015)
27 August 2015
The 2015 summer edition of RERF's Update newsletter has been uploaded to our homepage [PDF: 2.35MB]
1 July 2015
"RERFfs Action Plan to Support Development of the Next Generation" [PDF: 17KB]
29 June 2015
5th Board of Councilors meeting held in Washington, D.C. (18–19 June 2015)
24 June 2015 Materials [PDF:615KB]
Report update, "RERF's Responses to the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis" [PDF: 40KB](Updated June 17, 2015)
18 June 2014
Fifth meeting of the Scientific and Ethics Committee for the Clinical Study of the F1 Offspring of A-bomb Survivors (May 14) was held at Hiroshima RERF
12 June 2015
A paper titled "Prognostic significance of premature ventricular contractions without obvious heart diseases determined by standard 12-lead electrocardiography considering their morphology" [PDF: 27KB] was published in the journal Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
4 June 2015
U.S. Congressional Study Group on Japan senior staff visit, tour Hiroshima RERF (25 May 2015)
27 May 2015
A paper titled "Trajectories of Cognitive Function in Dementia-free Subjects: A RERF Adult Health Study" [PDF: 32KB] was published in the journal Neurological Sciences
22 April 2015
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy pays a visit to Hiroshima RERF
17 April 2015
The 42nd meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee was held (2–4 March)
2 April 2015
Accepting recommendations for researchers/doctors from abroad for training as part of RERFfs FY2015 International Exchange Program
19 March 2015
A paper titled "Accounting for Neutron Exposure in the Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors" [PDF: 34KB] was published in the journal Radiat Res
13 March 2015
Report update, "RERF's Responses to the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis" [PDF: 33KB]
11 March 2015
A paper titled "Handling incomplete smoking history data in survival analysis" [PDF: 96KB] was published in the journal Stat Methods Med Res
24 February 2015
RERF fifth public lecture held in Nagasaki (January 31, 2015)
18 February 2015
A paper titled "Association of Radiation Dose With Prevalence of Thyroid Nodules Among Atomic Bomb Survivors Exposed in Childhood (2007-2011)" [PDF: 34KB] was published in the journal JAMA Intern Med
9 February 2015
A paper titled "Skin Cancer Incidence among Atomic Bomb Survivors from 1958 to 1996" [PDF: 43KB] was published in the journal Radiat Res
4 February 2015
U.S. Consul General, Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, pays visit to RERF (8 December 2014)
23 January 2015
20th meeting of the Hiroshima Local Liaison Council held at Hiroshima RERF (1 December 2014)
5 January 2015 Materials [PDF: 151KB]