Posted by miningawareness
Thursday, February 26th, 2015
As a nuclear accident victim with multiple symptomologies and present day and ongoing health issues that you speak about here I feel this is an extremely critical work. I thank you personally for compiling this article albeit from the 2015 Archives it’s current validity cannot be argued. if this is the kind of stuff that you have in your archives I would dare say your Archives warrant a serious review – “there’s gold in them thar Hills boys!” 😉
I only read the article itself I haven’t delved into the links supplied but I will be doing that overtime. You guys already know this subject is very close to me and of keen interest at all times. This article is well-organized, well written and deeply researched and I commend you for that. Thank you for your work. Personally, I think this article should gain you one of the following benefits – if not all of them. 😊😎👀
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Plutonium shares some important similarities with biologically important trivalent transition metals, especially iron. This could have importance from a material science point of view, as well.
“Plutonium tricks cells by ‘pretending’ to be iron
By Jared Sagoff July 8, 2011
Plutonium gets taken up by our cells much as iron does,…
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University have identified a new biological pathway by which plutonium finds its way into mammalian cells. The researchers learned that, to get into cells, plutonium acts like a ‘Trojan horse,’ duping a special membrane protein that is typically responsible for taking up iron.
This discovery may help enhance the safety of workers who deal with plutonium, as well as show the way to new ‘bio-inspired’ approaches for separating radioactive elements from other metals in used nuclear fuel.
Because the bodies of mammals have evolved no natural ability to recognize plutonium—the element was first produced in 1941—scientists were curious to know the cellular mechanisms responsible for its retention in the body. The researchers exposed adrenal cells from rats to minute quantities of plutonium to see how the cells accumulated the radioactive material.