Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Impact of Radiation Risk Estimates in Normal and Emergency Situations, Yerevan, Armenia, 8-11 September 2005.
This book follows up a 2005 International Conference in Yerevan, Armenia dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the 1935 publication of the "green paper", by N.W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky, K. Zimmer and M. Delbruck entitled "On the origin of gene mutations and gene structure". This was the starting point of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, whose proceedings are published in this book, with papers dealing directly with Timofeeff-Ressovsky's life, and the "green pamphlet".
Table of Contents. Preface.- Biography of Vladimir A. Shevchenko. Biography of V. Ivanovich Korogodin. Part I - Nikolay Wladimirovitch Timoféeff-Ressovsky: the Man and the Scientist. (1900-1981). Timoffeef-Ressovsky: A Short Account of his Life; V. Babkoff.- From the Mutation Theory to the Theory of the Mutation Process; S. G. Inge-Vechtomov.-N.V.Timofeef-Ressovsky's views as the Basis of Radioecological Studies; I. Molchanova et al.- Living Matter and Biospherology; G.V. Guegamian.- Part 2 - Nuclear Accidents and Weapons.Radioecological Assessment of the CHNPP Accident in the Western Europe and Adjacent Area, with Special Reference to the Modern Problems of Radioecology in the Mediterranean;A.A.Cigna.- Dose Rates and Effects of Chronic Environmental Radiation on Hydrobionts within the Chernobyl exclusion Zone; D. Gudkov et al.- Effects of Contaminant Exposure on Plants; S. A. Geras'kin et al.- Variability and Viability of Seed Plant Populations around the Nuclear Power Plant; V. L. Korodina et al.- Radiosensitivity of Chromosome Apparatus of Voles from Alienation Zone of Chernobyl's Accident; 0. A. Kovalova, T. T. Glazko.- Strategy of Biological Radiation Protection of Biota at the Radionuclide contaminated Territories; LN.Gudkov.- Population-Genetic Consequences of the Ecological Catastrophe (Chernobyl 's Example) .- V.L. Glazko.- Principles and Results of Genetic Monitoring of Chemical Mutagens and Radiation Effects in Armenia; R. Aroutiounian.- Estimation of Somatic Gene Mutageness in Patients with Benign Tumors Living in Radiation Contaminated Regions with different 137Cesium Density; A. Zamulaeva et al.- Radiological Health Effects 20 Years after the Chernobyl Accident: Data of the National Radiation and Epidemiological Registry; V. Ivanov, A.Y. Tsyb.- Casualties and Radiation Dosimetry of the Atomic Bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; T. Imanaka.- Part 3 - Radiation Effects - the Environment . Radioecology: History and State-of-the-Artat the beginning of the 21st Century; R.M.Alexakhin.- Low Dose Radiation Effects in the Environment: Is the Fear or the Science Irrational?; C. Seymour, C. Mothersill.- Radiocapacity: Characteristic of Stability and Reliability of Biota in Ecosystems; Y. Kutlakhmedov et al.- Tritium in Water Systems of Ural Region; M. Chebotina, O. Nicolin.- The Problem of Multiple Stressors including Low Doses of Radiation in the Environment; C. Mothersill, C. Seymour.- Part 4 - Radiation Effects - Humans. Directed Evolution of Mankind and Biosphere; I. Popov.- Assessment of Radiation Genetic Risk in Man; V.A. Shevchenko.- Targets, Hits and Tracks; J. Kiefer.- Radiation Cytogenetics: The Color Revolution; M. Durante.- The Minimum Detectable Dose by Biodosimetry in a Radiation Overexposure; D.C. Lloyd, A.A. Edwards.- A Simple Method for the Evaluation of Side Doses in Radiotherapy; A.A. Cigna.- Part 5: Mutations. Mutation and DNA Repair: From the Green Pamphlet to 2005; J.W. Drake.- Canalization and Evolvability: Tempering the Effects of Mutation in a Changing Environment; K. McManus et al.- Effects of Chronic Low-Level Irradiation on Radiosensitivit of Mammals: Modeling and Experimental Studies; O. Smirnova and M. Yonezawa.- Prolonged Environmental Stress Induces Mutations and Provides Nonspecific Adaptation of Drosophila Populations; I.B. Mosse et al.- Modulation of Mutation Rates and Adaptation of Bacteria; I. Matic.- Nuclear Cytoplasmic Interaction Hypothesis and the Role of Translocations in Nicotiana Allopolyploids; A. R. Leitch et al.- Molecular Dynamics Study of Radiosensitive Mutant Allele of Protein Kinase ycdc28-srm [G20S] using hcdk2 as Model; D. Kretov et al.-Genome Reconstitution in the Extremely Radiation Resistant Bacterium Deinococcus Radiodurans; J. R. Battista and M.M. Cox.- List of authors .
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