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2010-09-09 01:00:20

Twenty million medical scans and treatments are done each year that require radioactive isotopes, and scientists today described a global shortage of these life-saving materials that could jeopardize patient care and drive-up health care costs. They spoke at a symposium at one of the opening sessions of the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Medical isotopes are minute amounts of radioactive substances used to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Isotopes injected...

2010-09-08 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces completion of an agreement with URENCO USA to provide assistance to International Isotopes on its Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing and State of New Mexico permitting processes. INIS submitted a license application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in December 2009 for the construction of its planned depleted uranium de-conversion facility, and has been working...

2010-08-24 08:01:18

Scientists fear that a global shortage of radioactive isotopes, required for the 20 million medical scans and treatments done each year, could jeopardize patient care and drive up health care costs. Medical isotopes are used to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Isotopes injected into the body can enable doctors to determine whether the heart has adequate blood flow or whether cancer has spread to a patient's bones. Isotopes help diagnose gallbladder, kidney, and brain disorders. When...

2010-08-17 15:01:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces financial results for the second quarter and six-months ended June 30, 2010. Revenue for the three-month period ended June 30, 2010, was $1,485,293, as compared to $1,485,599 for the same period in 2009, a decrease of $306 or less than 1%. Revenue for the six-month period ended June 30, 2010, was $2,594,844, as compared to $3,185,269 for the same period in 2009, a...

2010-08-03 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces further progress in its plans to license and construct the nation's first commercial depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility near Hobbs, New Mexico. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has conducted its public scoping meeting on the project as part of its license and environmental impact statement review process. The meeting was...

2010-07-07 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its patent application directed to a new fluorine extraction process (FEP). This patent application is the result of process development work completed by the Company in its Idaho pilot scale facility. Once the patent application issues as a U.S. Patent, it will provide the Company with...

2010-06-23 01:36:07

One of the heaviest elements At GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung, an international team of scientists succeeded in the observation of the chemical element 114, one of the heaviest elements created until now. The production of element 114 is very difficult and requires dedicated particle accelerators. So far, this feat was achieved at only two other research centers, in the USA and Russia. In the experiment at GSI, scientists employed the innovative new setup TASCA (TransActinide...

2010-06-01 19:50:44

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University of Tennessee (UT) and six collaborating universities have performed an unprecedented nuclear reaction experiment that explores the unique properties of the "doubly magic" radioactive isotope of 132Sn, or tin-132. The research, published in the journal Nature, is part of a broad scientific effort to understand nucleosynthesis, or the process by which the higher elements (those in the periodic table...

2010-05-19 09:32:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2010. Revenue for the three-month period ended March 31, 2010, was $1,109,551, as compared to $1,699,670 for the same period in 2009, a decrease of $590,119 or 35%. Gross profit for the three month period ended March 31, 2010 was $375,681, compared to $868,934 for the same period in 2009. This represents a decrease...

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2010-05-14 07:50:00

Tiny variations in silver composition indicate water was in Earth's original building blocks Tiny variations in the isotopic composition of silver in meteorites and Earth rocks are helping scientists put together a timetable of how our planet was assembled, beginning 4.568 billion years ago. Results of a new study, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and published this week in the journal Science, indicate that water and other key volatiles may have been present in at least some...


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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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