The use of microbeams to investigate radiation damage in living cells.

M. Folkard, Kevin Prise, G. Grime, K. Kirkby, B. Vojnovic

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


The micro-irradiation technique continues to be highly relevant to a number of radiobiological studies in vitro. In particular, studies of the bystander effect show that direct damage to cells is not the only trigger for radiation-induced effects, but that unirradiated cells can also respond to signals from irradiated neighbours. Furthermore, the bystander response can be initiated even when no energy is deposited in the genomic DNA of the irradiated cell (i.e. by targeting just the cytoplasm).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalApplied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The use of microbeams to investigate radiation damage in living cells.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this