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Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to resist radiation therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Treg cells turn off the immune system. Three recent studies show that targeting tregs may increase the effectiveness of anti-cancer immunotherapies. more
Tuning terahertz transmission with metasurfaces  nanowerk · 5 days
A metasurface whose optical properties change in response to electricity provides precise control over the reflection and transmission of radiation. more
Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to develop radiotherapy resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
More than a decade ago, radiation oncologists noticed a nifty phenomenon: Sometimes radiation used locally against a tumor could excite the immune... more
Magic mouthwash effectively reduces mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
"Magic mouthwash," an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of... more
Magic mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
'Magic mouthwash,' an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for... more
College Students Hatch Nuclear-Powered Magnetic Plan to Protect Marsonauts from Cosmic Rays  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A team of undergraduate students at Drake University in Iowa is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation... more
Asteroids help scientists to measure the diameters of faraway stars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Using the unique capabilities of telescopes specialised on cosmic gamma rays, scientists have measured the smallest apparent size of a star on the night sky to date. The... more
Nearest Exoplanets Could Host Life  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Excitement about exoplanets skyrocketed when rocky Earth-like planets were discovered orbiting in the habitable zone of some of our closest stars – until hopes for life... more
New Model Accurately Predicts Harmful Space Weather  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting... more
Study finds wide variations in Medicaid reimbursements for radiation therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study finds wide state-by-state variations in Medicaid reimbursements to physicians who treat cancer patients with radiation therapies. more
It is all in the genes: Decoding the effects of multiple stressors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As the number of new chemicals used in industry, food and consumer products is constantly increasing, so is the chemical release to the environment,... more
'Deep learning' casts wide net for novel 2D materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Engineers use 'deep learning' techniques to speed up simulations of novel two-dimensional materials to understand their characteristics and how they're affected by high temperature and radiation. more
Siren sounds on nuclear fallout embedded in melting glaciers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Radioactive fallout from nuclear meltdowns and weapons testing is nestled in glaciers across the world, scientists said Wednesday, warning of a potentially hazardous time bomb as rising temperatures melt the... more
Proton therapy shows excellent outcomes, minimal side effects in high-risk neuroblastoma patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed the largest cohort to date of... more
New technology provides clearer picture to clinicians treating gynecological cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New technology developed at Western University is providing an improved way for radiation oncologists to deliver treatment to women with gynecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine cancer. more
Proton therapy shows efficacy, low toxicity in large cohort of children with high-risk neuroblastoma  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers analyzed the largest cohort to date of pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma treated with proton radiation therapy (PRT), finding... more
New model accurately predicts harmful space weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth's outer radiation belt. more
New model accurately predicts harmful space weather  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth's outer radiation belt. A paper recently published in the... more
Life could be evolving right now on nearest exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Excitement about exoplanets skyrocketed when rocky Earth-like planets were discovered orbiting in the habitable zone of some of our closest stars – until hopes for life were dashed by the... more
Lab scientists use radioactive tracers to determine the ages of streamflow  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Watersheds store water underground in soils and weathered bedrock. How long it takes for water to flow through the subsurface to feed streams is difficult to... more
Radiation and plants: From soil remediation to interplanetary flights  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Currently, the study of the effects of ionizing radiation is of great relevance in the field of agriculture development, the study of zones with elevated natural and man-made background radiation,... more
Varian presents first preclinical results of breakthrough cancer therapy research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
At the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, Varian, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology and... more
Sunscreen use could lead to better blood vessel health  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study suggests that sunscreen protects the skin's blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure by protecting dilation of the blood vessels. Perspiration on the skin may... more
High-dose standard radiation treatment well-tolerated by patients with centrally located NSCLC  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy, a high-dose, precisely delivered radiotherapy, is considered the standard treatment for patients with medically inoperable, node-negative, non-small cell lung cancer. more
South Carolina: Nevada push to move plutonium repeats risks  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
South Carolina says Nevada's demand for the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked between the two states last year contradicts its claim that moving the radioactive... more
Gamma-ray blazars in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When the supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies accrete material, they can eject powerful jets of charged particles at speeds approaching that of light. These particles in turn emit radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio... more
Magnetic nanoparticles can 'heat up' tumor cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Unfortunately, cancer isn't simply a single disease, and some types, like pancreas, brain or liver tumors, are still difficult to treat with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery, leading to low survival rates for patients. more
New study highlights need for equity in access to radiation therapy care in rural areas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The newest study of America's radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although... more
Magnetic nanoparticles can 'burn' cancer cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Unfortunately, cancer isn't simply a single disease, and some types, like pancreas, brain or liver tumours, are still difficult to treat with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery, leading to low survival rates for patients. Thankfully, new... more
A radioactive waste standoff and science’s debt to the slave trade  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A single factory in Malaysia supplies about 10% of the world’s rare earth oxides, used in everything from cellphones to lasers to missiles. Controversy over the... more
Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of cancer without external radiation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Radioactive iodine has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. However, some thyroid tumors become resistant to iodine treatment. A research team used a large accelerator to produce sodium astatide for injection,... more
Testing radiation resistance without using a nuclear reactor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The University of Huddersfield's combined electron microscope and ion beam accelerator is a world-class facility responsible for a large and growing global network of research collaborations. One of the latest is a... more
Optimizing proton beam therapy with mathematical models  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Particle beam therapy, a form of radiotherapy that involves using beams of positively charged particles rather than X-rays, is becoming increasingly popular. Treatment plans need to be optimized so as to maximize irradiation of... more
Researchers tune material's color and thermal properties separately  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The color of a material can often tell you something about how it handles heat. Think of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering summer's day—the darker the pigment, the warmer you're... more
Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of iodine-refractory thyroid cancer with multiple metastases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For many years, radioactive iodine which emits beta rays has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. Generally, 5-year survival rates may exceed 90%. more
Video: Building spaceships  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How do you build a spaceship? It's not easy – because space is hard. It's endless vacuum, hot and cold at the same time, streaked with radiation – and you have to fly at eight kilometres per second just to... more
Water samples detect low levels of Fukushima-related contamination  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A slightly elevated level of radioactive contamination connected to the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected in the northern Bering Sea. The level of cesium-137, a radioactive isotope, is extremely low and... more
Low-dose radiation therapy may increase uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising... more
Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility of using both growth-factor-targeted and immune-system-based therapies against the deadly brain tumor,... more
Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility... more
Van Allen Probes prepare for final descent into Earth's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Two tough, resilient NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for the past six and a half years, flying repeatedly through a hazardous zone of charged particles known as... more
Cellular microRNA detection with miRacles  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding regulatory RNAs that can repress gene expression post-transcriptionally and are therefore increasingly used as biomarkers of disease. Detecting miRNAs can be arduous and expensive as they require amplification, labelling and radioactive probes. In... more
Listening to the quantum vacuum  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers present the first broadband, off-resonance measurement of quantum radiation pressure noise in the audio band, at frequencies relevant to gravitational wave detectors. more
What ionized the universe?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The sparsely distributed hot gas that exists in the space between galaxies, the intergalactic medium, is ionized. The question is, how? Astronomers know that once the early universe expanded and cooled enough, hydrogen (its main constituent) recombined into neutral atoms.... more
ESA-FAIR’s first ever Radiation Summer School  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA in partnership with the international accelerator center FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), currently being built at GSI, the Helmholtz Center for... more
First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground,... more
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