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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...

2012-03-23 13:16:14

Radioactive medicine being tracked through rivers A University of Delaware oceanographer has stumbled upon an unusual aid for studying local waterways: radioactive iodine. Trace amounts of the contaminant, which is used in medical treatments, are entering waterways via wastewater treatment systems and providing a new way to track where and how substances travel through rivers to the ocean. "This is a really interesting convergence of medicine, public health and environmental science,"...

Image 1 - Researchers Assess Radioactivity Released From The Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Facility
2011-12-07 09:09:22

With news this week of additional radioactive leaks from Fukushima nuclear power plants, the impact on the ocean of releases of radioactivity from the plants remains unclear. But a new study by U.S. and Japanese researchers analyzes the levels of radioactivity discharged from the facility in the first four months after the accident and draws some basic conclusions about the history of contaminant releases to the ocean. The study, conducted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution chemist...

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2011-07-18 05:45:00

The radioactive decay of uranium, thorium, and potassium contained in the Earth's crust provides nearly half of the planet's internal heat, claim the authors of a new study that has been published in Nature Geoscience and currently available at the journal's website. "The Earth has cooled since its formation, yet the decay of radiogenic isotopes...in the planet's interior provides a continuing heat source," the international team of American, Japanese, and Dutch researchers behind the project...

2011-06-03 03:08:00

GARCHING, Germany, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ITG Isotope Technologies Garching GmbH (ITG), a specialist in the development and production of innovative radioisotopes, and Sydney-based, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) have agreed on a broad, long-term collaboration on radioisotopes. ANSTO has in-licensed the production technology for ITG's carrier free Lutetium-177 (Lu-177 n.c.a.) and will be the exclusive distribution partner for ITG's products in...

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2011-05-20 12:50:41

National Science Foundation awards rapid-response grants to establish ocean radionuclide levels from FukushimaAmong the casualties of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan was the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.A result of the loss of electricity, overheating at the power plant led to significant releases of iodine, cesium and other radioisotopes to the environment.Japanese officials recently raised the severity of the nuclear power plant incident to...


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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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