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2014-09-19 08:25:33

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 200 runners participated in the fifth annual 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI), hosted by Radiation Business Solutions. This year the event was held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. "Donations are still coming in," said Dan Moore, CEO of Radiation Business Solutions, "but at this point, through registrations and corporate sponsorships, we have raised over $70,000 for the ROI this year....

2014-09-18 23:05:34

Research conducted by a team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists from Allegheny Health Network, and presented this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting, has documented improved survival in patients with cancerous brain tumors who undergo both surgical removal of the tumors along with stereotactic radiosurgery. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Research conducted by a team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists from Allegheny Health Network...

2014-09-17 16:27:45

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A long-term retrospective study of breast cancer patients receiving accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) via interstitial brachytherapy suggests that women younger than 50 and those with positive lymph nodes could be suitable to receive the treatment. Current American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) guidelines place these patients in the "unsuitable" category for APBI. In presenting an abstract at the 2014 ASTRO meeting,...

2014-09-16 12:31:14

KENNEWICK, Wash., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCQB: ADMD), a late stage development company engaged primarily in the development of brachytherapy devices and medical isotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, today announced that a patent was awarded for technology related to its brachytherapy products. AMIC's rights for the newly issued patent arise from its license from Battelle, under which AMIC exclusively licensed...

2014-09-15 08:29:25

Unusually broad range of tumors treated, other benefits seen in first seven months SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's first proton therapy center to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam scanning is reporting exceptional results in delivering cancer treatment since opening for patient care in February. Carl Rossi, M.D., medical director of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego, offered the assessment in San Francisco, where the American Society...

2014-09-14 23:01:12

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Proton Therapy Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 Globally the penetration of proton therapy centers is highest in North America, mainly in the US, followed by Europe and Asia. The US retains the highest number of proton therapy centers and many are in development phase or under construction. Proton therapy technology has also made inroads in different...

2014-09-12 12:25:48

ProBeam version 2.5 successfully installed to enhance workflow at the San Diego site; technology is on display at the ASTRO meeting in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #618 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that the company completed commissioning of five treatment rooms at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center earlier this year, and has upgraded the ProBeam(®) system software. The upgrade to ProBeam 2.5 will enhance workflow...

2014-09-11 23:07:53

Neptune Benson’s ETS Ultraviolet Disinfection systems protect the City of Berea, Ohio drinking water to ensure elimination of chlorine tolerant organisms Coventry, RI (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial filtration systems, UV disinfection systems, and components, successfully installs a state of the art UV drinking water system in Berea, Ohio enabling Berea to seek the Cryptosporidium credit in Ohio. The City of Berea public water system uses...

2014-09-11 08:27:27

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - An American public health expert will lecture Canadian doctors tomorrow about the hidden dangers of wireless radiation from their patients' cell phones, Wifi and other wireless consumer devices. "We've shown that men who keep phones in their pockets can have problems with infertility and possibly impotence," said Dr. Devra Davis, PhD, President of Environmental Health Trust. "Studies now show that the microwave radiation from tablets and smart phones...

2014-09-10 23:08:45

Neptune Benson’s ETS Ultraviolet Disinfection systems treat pipeline testing water eliminating biocides enabling the water used to be released to the environment. Coventry, RI (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial filtration systems, ETS-UV disinfection systems, and components, provides a custom solution for water used for pipeline testing. This ETS-UV compact testing unit joins a host of sustainable products custom engineered for the oil...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'