TSU physicists are investigating the effects of radiation on DNA


Scientists from TSU's Laboratory of Experimental High Energy Physics and their colleagues from the University of Bordeaux are studying new ways of modeling the effects of low doses of radiation at the cellular level. For the first time, physicists will simulate the effects of radiation on DNA and calculate the probability of developing cancer in various chemical and biological environments.

This is an interdisciplinary project that combines modeling in physics, biology, and biochemistry. Scientists will investigate the processes occurring in the cell as a result of radiation exposure on environmental molecules and biological macromolecules and on subsequent physicochemical and biochemical processes.

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