Editor's Note - Serious Monkey Business
How can we best help the victims of a nuclear detonation or a severe radiation accident? What medical measures and techniques can be brought to bear? Pick up the latest issue of Health Physics and find out! The March issue is the first of two issues of the journal presenting the latest research on Medical Countermeasures Against Radiological Threats (MCART). It contains papers that examined acute radiation syndrome or the delayed effects of acute radiation exposure using nonhuman primates as an animal model. The work on mice and rats is coming in April. This round of papers builds on three similar efforts previously presented in Health Physics in this area. Readers involved in radiation biology, biomarkers, medical countermeasures, and predicting clinical outcomes of radiation exposures will be especially interested in these two issues.