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2014-06-09 08:29:41

Demonstrates Technology Suitable & Scalable for Multiple Brands of Cyclotrons ST. LOUIS, MO, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Today at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's annual conference, a Canadian team with members from TRIUMF, the BC Cancer Agency, the Centre for Probe Development & Commercialization, and Lawson Health Research Institute announced that they have dramatically advanced technology for addressing the medical-isotope crisis. The key medical isotope,...

2013-09-18 12:54:10

Researchers have made the first experimental determination of the weak charge of the proton in research carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The results, accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters, also include the determinations of the weak charge of the neutron, and of the up quark and down quark. These determinations were made by combining the new data with published data from other experiments. Although these...

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...

2011-02-18 08:59:00

VICTORIA, British Columbia and DALLAS, February 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIT4 Business Software (http://www.unit4software.com),the world's leading provider of business software for fast changing organizations, today announced an agreement worth over $1 million dollars with TRIUMF (http://www.triumf.ca), Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. The agreement comprises the full Agresso Business World suite, including Financials, HR and Payroll, Project Costing and...

2009-07-08 11:22:00

Experts Believe MAPLE Reactors Can Be Brought Into Service OTTAWA, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today continued to urge the Government of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) to complete the MAPLE project to address the global shortage of medical isotopes, following the announcement earlier today by AECL that the 52-year-old National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River, Ontario will not...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

OTTAWA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today urged the Government of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) to consult with international experts and obtain their assistance toward activating the MAPLE project to address the current shortage of medical isotopes created by the shutdown of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River, Ontario - and to avoid similar occurrences in the...

2009-05-19 13:51:00

OTTAWA, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, has received information from its primary supplier, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), regarding an interruption in the supply of medical isotopes, primarily molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) used in the manufacturing of technetium-99m generators. AECL has advised MDS Nordion that they anticipate the National Research Universal reactor (NRU) will remain out of service for more than...

2009-05-04 07:00:00

OTTAWA, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading global provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular medicine, TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, and the University of British Columbia, today announced that they have entered into a three-year research-and-development partnership to pursue the development of new diagnostic imaging agents - medical isotope products using technology based on radiometals and chelates....

2009-04-28 07:00:00

Collaboration Examines New Technology Alternative for Medical Isotope Supply OTTAWA, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading global provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular medicine, and TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, today announced they have signed an agreement to study the feasibility of producing a viable and reliable supply of photo fission-produced molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) used globally for...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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