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How do I order animal tissues?
How much do tissues cost?
How can I find original documentation from these studies?
What is the purpose of this website?
How do I access the original study databases?
What are the definitions in this study?
What other irradiated animal tissue archives are available?
Other questions

How do I order animal tissues?

First, find the tissue samples that you would like to request. Then fill out a request form specifying the dog numbers, tissues, reason for your request, and institutional affiliation of request. Please specify the types of controls that you will need or find them yourself using the search. We recommend using control dogs that were alive in the same era as your experimental dogs because their treatment conditions will have been similar.


How much do animal tissues cost?

Our service is free because of generous grants from NASA and the Department of Energy. We only require that you pay the cost of shipping, which we will specify when we receive your request.


What is the purpose of this website?

We seek to make available the animal tissue samples from experiments, carried out at Argonne National Laboratory. These experiments investigated the effects of Cobalt-60 radiation on beagle dogs. We hope that the samples contained in this unique archive will produce new results under the scrutiny of a new generation of techniques and researchers.


How can I find original documentation from these studies?

The European Radiobiological Archive has consolidated the documentation and references for a myriad of radiobiological studies. Here we offer an abridged version of their complete 'grey book' of study conditions that pertains to the dog tissue experiments performed at Argonne National Laboratory.


How do I access the study databases?

We would be glad to share all the databases associated with the study. Please send us an email detailing the nature of your request.


What are the definitions in this study?

Many definitions were used in the Beagle Dog Tissue Archives. Please refer to the definitions page for details and write us if you have a particular unanswered question.


What other irradiated animal tissue archives are available?

A number of national laboratories were commmisioned to test the effects of irradiation on a variety of animals. Our lab also hosts an irradiated mouse tissue archive and the other studies are detailed by Charles Watson at the National Radiobiology Archives. The European Radiobiological Archive also maintains a large collection of data and samples from irradiation experiments.


Other Questions

For questions that are not addressed on this website regarding the site, studies, errors, or suggestions, please contact Benjamin Haley