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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Potential Treatment For Rad Induced GI Injury

The gastrointestinal tract (GI) is sensitive to high doses of radiation.  Damage can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, infection and ultimately death.  Prodromal effects can manifest at about 1 Gy.

A company called Synedgen has delivered an orally administered medicine which has shown dramatic reduction in animal mortality from GI injury.  And they've received more U.S. Army funding for further research.

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