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Turn down the dose via University of Victoria News

Lower-energy radiation could increase access to common cancer treatment Every year, more than 200,000 Canadians develop cancer, with radiation therapy recommended for almost half those cases. The research of University of Victoria medical physicist Magdalena Bazalova-Carter is striving to improve … Continue reading

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Appeals Court upholds dismissal of lawsuit over X-ray room flaw via Knoxville News Sentinel

OAK RIDGE — Even if a special room for X-rays and CT scans at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge’s new emergency room area lacked a lead-lined section in one wall, complaints by hospital workers alleging excessive radiation exposure were … Continue reading

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[UPDATED] Composer Sakamoto has cancer, cancels engagements via Japan Times

Globally acclaimed composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto said Thursday he is suffering from cancer and is canceling all professional commitments to focus on treatment. In a written statement, the New York-based Sakamoto, 62, said he had noticed an unusual feeling … Continue reading

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Michael Moore on Memory of Roger Ebert via Facebook

There are so many thoughts going through my head about the passing of one of the most important people of my life – Roger Ebert. You could make the case that he “discovered” me. Here’s the excerpt from my book … Continue reading

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放射性物質使うがん検査薬 5年めどに国産化めざす via asahi.com

がん検査に使われる検査薬の原料になる放射性物質「モリブデン99」について、5年をめどに国産化することを国や製薬企業でつくる検討会が決め、26日に 内閣府原子力委員会に報告した。日本は世界で2番目の消費国で、現在は全量を輸入しているが、日本原子力研究開発機構の試験炉や、電力会社の原子力発電所 での生産を検討する。 続きは放射性物質使うがん検査薬 5年めどに国産化めざす

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