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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

Author(s): David R. Caprette, PhD
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Countermeasure Studies Against Radiation-enhanced Colon Cancer

We developed the following hypotheses for countermeasure studies against radiation-enhanced colon cancer.

  1. A diet high in fish oil (a good source of omega 3 fatty acids) and pectin (a fermentable fiber), which we had shown to be protective against chemically-induced colon cancer, also would protect against radiation-enhanced colon cancer at three tumor development points and further.
  2. A non-invasive technology (recovering mRNA from fecal material) can be used to track changes in gene expression from colon cells over time.

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education