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2014-03-17 12:20:15

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Particles Plus, Inc. announces the release of a new line of advanced-technology handheld and remote particle counters at today's Indoor Environment & Energy Exposition. With 9 key patents filed and others currently in process, Particles Plus enters the contamination and controlled environments marketplace as a premiere supplier of feature-rich particle counters and vacuum pump technology. In addition, the company is establishing...

2014-03-05 12:27:44

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Begins Installation of Idaho's Most Advanced Linear Accelerator AVENTURA, Fla. and IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fight against cancer, being on the cutting edge of technology is paramount. Today, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is announcing the installation of a state-of-the art linear accelerator. This technology, which exceeds any capabilities currently available in the state, will replace EIRMC's existing...

2014-02-27 23:32:09

New treatment center is first of its kind in the nation. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 This month, brain tumor patient Charlie North became the first patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to undergo proton beam therapy, a type of radiation that holds great promise for pediatric patients. In late November of last year, Julia and Jake North of Paris, Ill., had their lives turned upside down when they received news that Charlie, the oldest of their 6-year-old triplets, had a...

Large Hadron Collider Predecessor May Be Four Times Larger, Much More Powerful
2014-02-21 14:27:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists gathered in Geneva, Switzerland last week to consider the possibility of building a particle accelerator four times the size of the current largest accelerator in the world. The scientists met not far from CERN, which hosts the largest particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This accelerator has been made famous by its controversial discovery of the Higgs boson (God particle) a few years ago. While...

Earth's Van Allen Belts Thrust Particles To Near The Speed Of Light
2013-12-04 14:38:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes have led to another new discovery of Earth’s mysterious radiation belts. Researchers used data from the NASA spacecraft to reveal that the high-energy particles populating the Van Allen radiation belts can be accelerated to nearly the speed of light. This finding comes on the heels of a related discovery showing similar particle acceleration but on a microscopic, rather than planetary, scale. “The...

Research Quality X-rays Could Have Widespread Applications
2013-11-25 08:27:00

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Using a compact but powerful laser, a research team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has developed a new way to generate synchrotron X-rays. Although the high quality of synchrotron X-rays make them ideal for research ranging from the structure of matter to advanced medical images, access to the technology has been limited until now. Most traditional synchrotron X-ray devices are gigantic and costly, available only at a few sites around the world....

2013-11-04 16:30:00

Cyclone 70 to stabilize United States supply of Strontium 82/Rubidium 82 generators for use in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zevacor Molecular, an independently owned healthcare firm that manufactures and distributes PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals, has purchased the first 70 MeV Cyclotron dedicated to medical use in the United States from Ion Beam Applications, S.A., (IBA). The purchase of IBA's Cyclone 70 is the first of...

2013-10-21 23:20:59

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: US Proton Therapy Market Analysis to 2017. London (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 According to most Oncologists, about 60% of all cancer patients undergo some sort of radiation therapy during their course of treatment. Despite advances in technology for radiation therapy, a majority of these patients suffer from side effects of traditional radiation treatment. Currently prevalent radio therapy methods like X-Ray/IMRT etc. also cost...

World's Sharpest X-ray Beam Shines At DESY
2013-09-30 11:42:20

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY. At the X-ray light source PETRA III, scientists from Göttingen generated a beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometers – this is ten thousand times thinner than a human hair. This fine beam of X-ray light allows focusing on smallest details. The research groups of Professor Tim Salditt from the Institute of X-ray Physics and of Professor Hans-Ulrich Krebs from the Institute of Materials Physics of the...

Accelerator On A Chip
2013-09-28 04:45:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new technique used by researchers from the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University could dramatically reduce the size of particle accelerators. The scientists used a laser to accelerate electrons at 10 times that of conventional technology, doing so in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice. Their breakthrough could result in new medical and scientific devices that...