GeneLab Chats Interviews Dr Thomas Cahill About His Latest Publication

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Welcome to the "GeneLab Chats" series, a platform where insightful conversations unfold with the authors of GeneLab-enabled publications. Within this concise interview format, GeneLab engages with these researchers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the publication's scope and to explore the pivotal role played by the GeneLab data system in facilitating their newly published research. In this installment, we spotlight the newest publication led by Dr Thomas Cahill from Queens University Belfast.

The endeavor to conduct a manned mission to Mars is intensifying the focus on pioneering radio-protective measures essential for prolonged space travel. Hibernation has been shown to confer protective benefits to organisms, and this understanding has led to the investigation of synthetic torpor compared across zebrafish and mouse model organisms in learning how to mitigate the harmful effects of low-dose radiation exposure. Dr Cahill’s publication, "Investigating the effects of chronic low-dose radiation exposure in the liver of a hypothermic zebrafish model" uses NASA Open Science Dataset, OSD-47, to examine and describe the potentially valuable cellular protections associated with hypothermic treatment.

GeneLab recently had the privilege of a talking with Dr Cahill to hear about this work and the critical role of the GeneLab data systems in this analysis.

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