Compared to traditional radiation, proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects and reduces the need for unplanned hospitalizations.
Dec. 27, 2019 • ~5 min
Radiation for brain cancer can kickstart an immune system response that severs connections between nerve cells, research in mice shows.
Dec. 17, 2019 • ~4 min
"...there are ways for us to have our cell phones and minimize potential risk without waiting to find out that putting a cell tower on top of a school was a bad idea."
Dec. 4, 2019 • ~4 min
A self-administered radiation blood test would take some burden off medical systems after a nuclear attack or disaster.
Oct. 23, 2019 • ~4 min
Some radiation-drug combinations may not boost chances of survival, but could increase side effects.
Oct. 15, 2019 • ~4 min
CT scans help guide radiation therapy toward tumors, not healthy parts. A new deep-learning method speeds up the process of finding that anatomy.
Oct. 8, 2019 • ~2 min
An invention microwaves weeds to destroy them without herbicies. It penetrates about 5 centimeters into the soil to destroy seeds, too.
Oct. 4, 2019 • ~4 min
Using radiation therapy to treat ventricular tachycardia can be a useful treatment for patients who have few options left.
Sept. 18, 2019 • ~5 min
Higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time effectively treats prostate cancer—and is safe for patients, a new study shows.
July 10, 2019 • ~4 min
A paper cutting method called kirigami can spin terahertz rays in real time to peer into biological tissue, report researchers.
July 8, 2019 • ~6 min