Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I order tissues?
First, find the tissue samples that
you would like to request. Then fill out a
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
Q: How much do 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
Q: Where can I find the original study documentation?
The original study documentation is
contained in the publication "Life-Span
Effects of Ionizing Radiation In The Beagle Dog" (PDF)
. For more
information about the studies, visit our
Q: What is the purpose of this website?
We seek to make available the
animal tissue samples from experiments, carried out at the Lovelace
Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute and the University of Utah.
These experiments investigated the effects of ionizing 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 do I access the study databases?
All of the databases used in
building this website are available on the data
What are the definitions in this study?
Many definitions were used in the
Lovelace Tissue Archives. Please refer to the
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
from the Janus Irradiation Experiments, and another beagle tissue
Argonne National Laboratory. The other studies are detailed by Charles
Watson at the
National Radiobiology Archives
European Radiobiological Archive
also maintains a large collection
of data and samples from irradiation experiments.
For questions that are not
addressed on this website regarding the site, studies, errors, or
suggestions, please contact