Study on Mechanisms of Radiation Effects in Humans

  • The Department of Molecular Biosciences investigates the radiation effects on human health from the following three standpoints.

    Immunological Study

    The immunological study investigates how radiation-induced changes in immunity are related to disease development among the A-bomb survivors.

    Immunogenome Study

    The immunogenome study searches for genetic factors involved in differences between individuals in radiosensitivity and susceptibility to cancer development.

    Molecular Oncology Study

    The molecular oncology study investigates the characteristics of cancers developing among A-bomb survivors by analysis of cancer tissue samples from a molecular biological perspective.

    Through such research, the department aims at contributing to improvement of A-bomb survivors’ health, as well as controlling the health effects of radiation and preventing disease, tasks that need to be addressed in modern society.