Exposure to the types of radiation that exist in space is potentially cancer-causing. Previous studies have demonstrated that certain dietary supplements can be effective in preventing radiation-induced stress and protecting cultured human cells against adverse biological effects induced by the types of radiation known to exist during space travel. In this animal study, Dr. Ann R. Kennedy is researching the efficacy of a combination of these nutritional supplements as a countermeasure against space radiation-induced acute myeloid leukemia in order to provide critical information about the ability of nutritional supplements to increase resistance to space radiation-induced malignancy.
Countermeasures for Space Radiation-Induced Myeloid Leukemia
Ann R. Kennedy, D.Sc.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine