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WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 949
10/17/13 1:40 P

LexusNexis Academic and Medscape- both came up empty for the articles you posted. Now, I will be honest, I did not try to dig as I am at work and have patients to see, but I didn't find anything that matches in my brief search.

I also searched the ISTC website (
) and didn't see anything, but again, I was not very thorough.

I'd suggest trying to get access to a medical library through your local college or university so you can search more thoroughly. Things like Google Scholar are okay, but lots can get omitted and it is usually behind publication dates anywhere from 2-6 weeks.

Good luck.

Edited by: WHOLENEWME79 at: 10/17/2013 (13:42)
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10/17/13 1:06 P

Thanks for the response. I looked at some of the links you sent but they only refer to the reports I have mention in my original post. I am looking for the original reports themselves.

My general area of study is the effects of Spirulina on humans who have been exposed to radiation, i.e. the Chernobyl accident, etc. I am not interested on experiments on animals or those done on test tubes, only those done in live subjects. Ideally I want properly controller double-blind placebo studies, but have not been able to find any.

If anyone knows of such studies please let me know.

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10/17/13 11:26 A

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10/17/13 10:32 A

Medline at universities should have them. Good Luck. Share what you find!


WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 949
10/17/13 10:24 A

I've seen that a lot- Mystery articles that people reference but cannot be found to verify the information. Or you find the article and it does not actually say what people think it says. IT happens on the SP boards, too.

If I find something at work I can download it for free and pass it along. If I don't find something, I'll let you know that, too.

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10/17/13 10:20 A

WHOLENEWME79 thank you very much for checking for these articles for me!

I have seen many people refer to them, but I was suspicious that only few people had actually read them personally, which is why I wanted to do so and see the details of these studies.

If you can check with lexusnexus whether any of the three exist it would be great!

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 949
10/17/13 9:59 A

I used my pubmed and NIH access to look for these and, as far as I can tell, they do not actually exist. When I get to work I can check lexusnexus and see if I find something, but I find it very odd that older articles would not appear in those two massive databases.

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10/17/13 9:09 A

Thanks much! I'd like to get these papers online if possible, so if you can tell me any companies which have online databases I'd appreciate it. I want to find out the price and if its too expensive I'll check elsewhere.

NIRERIN Posts: 13,994
10/17/13 8:59 A

i'd head to your local library, preferably the library of a college or university. most school libraries have subscriptions to online databases that carry those sorts of papers. you'll likely have to pay a fee for the school to let you use their resources, but it will be much cheaper than buying access to those databases on your own.

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10/17/13 8:29 A

Hello everyone, this is my first post!

I am interested in Spirulina and have read a great deal about it. I have seen two scientific research papers quoted frequently and would like to read those myself, in full. Does anyone know where I can get them online?

1.Loseva, L.P. and Dardynskaya, I.V. Spirulina- natural sorbent of radionucleides. Research Institute of Radiation Medicine, Minsk, Belarus. 6th Intl Congress of Applied Algology, Czech Republic, Sep. 9, 1993.

2. Sokolovskiy, V. Corres. from the First Secretary BSSR Mission to the United Nations, May 20, 1991.

UPDATE: I forgot an important one which I'll add here:

3. Belookaya, T. Corres. from Chairman of Byelorussian Committee “Children of Chernobyl” May 31, 1991.


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