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2010-10-30 00:00:38

The reality of broadly accessible proton therapy, a minimally invasive treatment for cancer with substantially less treatment related side effects, has come a step closer. P-CURE, a medical device company developing advanced solutions for proton and other radiation therapies, has received Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the P-ART positioning software, which is a critical part of P-CURE's integrated imaging, positioning, and treatment adaptation systems. As a result of...

2010-10-26 09:42:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems' groundbreaking proton therapy system is entering the final phase of installation at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center. The precision of proton therapy makes it an important treatment option for patients with cancer, as it spares the healthy tissue and results in far fewer short- and...

2010-10-22 01:56:56

The flu virus uses a shuttle mechanism to relay protons through a channel in a process necessary for the virus to infect a host cell, according to a research project led by Mei Hong of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory. The findings are published in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Science. Hong, an Iowa State professor of chemistry and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, said her research team used solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...

2010-07-26 22:48:08

First results from the LHC at CERN* are being revealed at ICHEP, the world's largest international conference on particle physics, which has attracted more than 1000 participants to its venue in Paris. The spokespersons of the four major experiments at the LHC "“ ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb "“ are today presenting measurements from the first three months of successful LHC operation at 3.5 TeV per beam, an energy three and a half times higher than previously achieved at a particle...

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2010-07-13 08:26:09

An international team measures the charge radius of the hydrogen nucleus and stumbles across some mysteries of physics Big problems sometimes come in small packages. The problem with which physicists must now concern themselves measures a mere 0.0350 millionth of a millionth of a millimeter. This is precisely the difference between the new, smaller, dimension of the proton, the nucleus of the hydrogen atom, and the value which has been assumed so far. Instead of 0.8768 femtometers it measures...

2010-05-27 07:39:00

--Highly Focused Energy Beam Adds Much-Needed Weapon in Treating Brain Tumors, with Gentler Side Effects-- PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announces the availability of proton therapy, a precise form of cancer radiation that offers potentially life-changing benefits to children with brain tumors and other solid tumors. The Hospital's Cancer Center has recently begun using proton treatment at the new Roberts Proton Therapy Center, a...

2010-05-24 07:00:00

WESTMINSTER, Mass., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechPrecision Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TPCS) ("TechPrecision", or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of large-scale, high-precision machined metal fabrications with customers in the alternative energy, medical, nuclear, defense, aerospace and other commercial industries, today reported that its customer, Still River Systems, Inc., has successfully extracted a clinical beam from the first production unit of the world's...

2010-05-14 07:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems, Inc. announces successful clinical beam extraction from the first production unit of the world's smallest high-energy proton therapy accelerator. Powerful proton beams are used for the precise treatment of cancer by delivering a highly focused beam of radiation to the tumor while reducing the damage to surrounding healthy tissue and vital organs. This unique accelerator, the world's first superconducting synchrocyclotron, has...

2010-05-12 08:00:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan recognized exemplary corporations within the Automotive, Logistics, Industrial Technologies, Energy & Power Systems, Environmental & Building Technologies and Healthcare sectors in Malaysia at the 2010 Malaysia Excellence Awards, this evening. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Held in conjunction with the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards, the cross-industry banquet was...

2010-03-11 07:00:00

MUNICH, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinicians at the Rinecker Proton Therapy Center (RPTC) in Munich have treated their 100th patient using advanced proton therapy systems supplied by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The landmark treatment comes just three months after a second treatment gantry was commissioned at the center, which offers advanced pencil-beam proton scanning to cancer patients. These patients, requiring treatment for a wide range of cancers, have come from...


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