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2013-05-15 11:43:33

An international team of scientists, including a University of York researcher, has carried out ground-breaking experiments to investigate the atomic structure of astatine (Z=85), the rarest naturally occurring element on Earth. Astatine (At) is of significant interest as its decay properties make it an ideal short-range radiation source for targeted alpha therapy in cancer treatment. The results of the project, which was conceived by Professor Andrei Andreyev, an Anniversary Professor...

2013-05-02 23:19:48

Dade Moeller Senior Health Physicist Edward F. Maher has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences´ new Committee on Research Directions in Human Biological Effects of Low Level Ionizing Radiation. Richland, WA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Dade Moeller Senior Health Physicist Edward F. Maher has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences´ new Committee on Research Directions in Human Biological Effects of Low Level Ionizing Radiation. The committee´s first meeting is...

2013-04-25 23:01:39

North American Nuclear Medicine Market / Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Market is expected to grow significantly with the launch of the much-desired Alpharadin (Ra-223) in the near future. (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 The "North American Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmaceuticals Market & Stable Isotopes [SPECT/PET Radioisotopes (Technetium, F-18)], [Beta/Alpha Radiation Therapy (I131, Y-90)], [Applications (Cancer/Oncology, Cardiac)] & (Deuterium, C-13) — Forecast to 2017" analyzes and...

2013-04-22 14:20:17

Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to reduce the distressing symptoms of dry mouth in patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancers if the radiation dose to a salivary gland (called the submandibular gland) on the opposite side to the tumor is kept to the minimum. The largest study yet to show a correlation between radiation doses to the submandibular glands and their output of saliva was presented today (Saturday) at the 2nd Forum of the European...

Head, Neck Cancer Patients May Find Cure For Dry Mouth With New Technique
2013-04-21 06:28:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Head and neck cancer patients who experience dry mouth after being treated with radiotherapy can have that symptom reduced if the radiation dose to a salivary gland on the opposite side of the tumor is minimized, researchers from the Netherlands claim in a new study. Dr. Chris Terhaard, an associate professor and radiation oncologist at the University Medical Center (UMC-Utrecht) in The Netherlands, and colleagues discovered a...

2013-04-19 17:43:06

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new white paper, “Assuring Safety and Quality in Image Guided Delivery of Radiation Therapy,” that recommends best practices to improve the safety and effectiveness of image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), according to the manuscript published as an article in press online in Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the official clinical practice journal of ASTRO. The executive summary and supplemental material are...


Latest Radioactivity Reference Libraries

Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.