Environmental Radiation Effects on Mammals

A Dynamical Modeling Approach

Authors: Smirnova, Olga A.

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  • Wide ranging study of fundamental problems in radiation biology (namely, acute/chronic effects of irradiation from exposure such as in the space environment on vital body systems, on whole organisms, and on mammalian populations) using mathematical modeling
  • Wide practical use in radiation risk assessment by space agencies and aerospace companies, among others
  • Can be used as a basis for a lecture course on mathematical modeling in radiation biology and ecology
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This text is devoted to the theoretical studies of radiation effects on mammals. It uses the framework of developed deterministic mathematical models to investigate the effects of both acute and chronic irradiation in a wide range of doses and dose rates on vital body systems including hematopoiesis, small intestine and humoral immunity, as well as on the development of autoimmune diseases. Thus, these models can contribute to the development of the system and quantitative approaches in radiation biology and ecology. This text is also of practical use. Its modeling studies of the dynamics of granulocytopoiesis and thrombocytopoiesis in humans testify to the efficiency of employment of the developed models in the investigation and prediction of radiation effects on these hematopoietic lines. These models, as well as the properly identified models of other vital body systems, could provide a better understanding of the radiation risks to health. The modeling predictions will enable the implementation of more effective preventive and protective measures for people residing in areas with elevated radiation background and astronauts on long-term space missions. Lastly, the models of the radiation-induced mortality established the theoretical foundations of a new individual-based approach to radiation risk assessment. These models thus enable one to predict the mortality dynamics and average life-span shortening for individuals and populations exposed to acute and low-level chronic radiation. Because of its theoretical and practical benefits, this book is as useful for academics, scientists and researchers working in the field of mathematical modeling of biological systems as it is for those working in the fields of radiation biology, ecology and medicine. It is equally useful for Aerospace companies and various corporations that contend with the problems of environmental protection and radiation safety.

About the authors

Dr. Olga Andreevna Smirnova is currently a physicist and researcher at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Research and Technical Center of Radiation-Chemical Safety and Hygiene, Moscow, Russia. She received her Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences degree from Moscow State University, Russia. Dr. Smirnova's fields of study and expertise are modeling the dynamics of various biological systems in mammals exposed to acute/chronic radiation. Dr. Smirnova is associate member of the Scientific Commision F (Life Sciences as Related to Space) of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). She has authored over 140 articles published in scientific journals and scientific monographs in the fields of mathematical modeling, biophysics, and space science.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $149.00
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Softcover $189.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Radiation Effects on Mammals
Book Subtitle
A Dynamical Modeling Approach
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7213-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7213-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8238-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 214
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