Bricks can become ‘cameras’ to locate nuclear material

A new method can turn bricks into 3D "cameras" to help find clues in the hunt for weapons-grade nuclear materials.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: science-and-technology imaging-technology nuclear-weapons plutonium radiation

Drug-radiation combo may shut down colorectal cancer

Combining a drug that blocks one protein and radiation therapy could be an effective treatment for colorectal cancer, research with mice shows.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL
March 6, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer colon-cancer proteins radiation

Why cancer treatment causes bone loss

Cancer treatment with chemotherapy and radiation can cause bone loss. New research in mice uncovers why that is and how to potentially stop it.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL
Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine bones cancer chemotherapy osteoporosis radiation

Could FLASH radiation treat cancer in less than 1 second?

In the future, cancer patients could get an entire course of radiation therapy in less than a second with FLASH radiotherapy.

John Infanti-Penn
Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer radiation

Proton therapy for cancer cuts radiation side effects

Compared to traditional radiation, proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects and reduces the need for unplanned hospitalizations.

John Infanti-Penn
Dec. 27, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer radiation-therapy side-effects x-rays

Radiation sends brain into overdrive to clip nerve connections

Radiation for brain cancer can kickstart an immune system response that severs connections between nerve cells, research in mice shows.

Mark Michaud-Rochester
Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer immune-systems microglia radiation

Businesses need to rethink where they put cell towers

"...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."

Allison Mills-Michigan Tech
Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business communications mobile-devices radiation

Test your own blood with this device after nuclear disaster

A self-administered radiation blood test would take some burden off medical systems after a nuclear attack or disaster.

Marian Frank-U. Arizona
Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-tests emergency-medicine medical-devices medical-tests nuclear-weapons radiation

Some radiation-drug combos just make side effects worse

Some radiation-drug combinations may not boost chances of survival, but could increase side effects.

Matt Swayne-Penn State
Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy medications radiation side-effects

Faster method spots anatomy to protect from radiation

CT scans help guide radiation therapy toward tumors, not healthy parts. A new deep-learning method speeds up the process of finding that anatomy.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine
Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer imaging-technology machine-learning radiation side-effects

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