Article Abstract

Non-coding RNAs in cellular response to ionizing radiation

Authors: Andrea Borghini, Maria Grazia Andreassi

Abstract

The evaluation of the health effects of low-dose ionizing radiation (IR) has always been a fundamental topic of scientific research. Health effects involve not only cancer, but also other common diseases (including cardiovascular diseases and neurocognitive impairment) and heritable mutations that can be transmitted to offspring, increasing the risk of diseases in future generations. Therefore, continued research is needed to better improve our understanding of the biological and, consequently, health effects of low levels of IR.