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Thunderbolt of lightning, gamma rays exciting
University of Tokyo graduate student Yuuki Wada with colleagues from Japan discover a connection between lightning strikes and two kinds of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds. (2019-06-25)
Shot could remove side effects from late-stage head and neck cancer therapy
A new chemoradiotherapy formulation could kill head and neck cancer cells more effectively -- without the side effects. (2019-06-25)
Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop
Increased solar radiation penetrating through the damaged ozone layer is interacting with the changing climate, and the consequences are rippling through the Earth's natural systems, effecting everything from weather to the health and abundance of sea mammals like seals and penguins. (2019-06-24)
Women face more cognitive issues after brain tumor radiation women face more cognitive issues after
Young women who undergo radiation therapy to treat a pediatric brain tumor are more likely to suffer from long-term cognitive impairment than male survivors, according to a study by Georgia State University researchers. (2019-06-24)
Frozen sperm retains its viability in outer space conditions
Zillionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who see the 'colonization' of space as an answer to the Earth's ever threatened resources will be reassured to learn that human sperm retains its complete viability within the different gravitational conditions found in outer space. (2019-06-23)
Study: More aggressive treatments needed to improve 5-year survival rate for glioblastoma
Despite improvements in median and short-term survival rates for patients with glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in adults, the percentage of patients achieving five-year survival remains low, according to new Mayo Clinic research. (2019-06-20)
Statin therapy reduced the risk of stroke and possibly other cardiovascular complications in cancer patients following radiation
Cancer patients who took statin medication had a 32% reduction in stroke following radiation therapy to the chest, head or neck. (2019-06-19)
Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. (2019-06-14)
Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses
A team of scientists from DESY and the University of Hamburg has achieved an important milestone in the quest for a new type of compact particle accelerator. (2019-06-13)
X and gamma rays --Even more powerful
International group of researchers including scientists from Skoltech have invented a new method for the generation of intense X and gamma-ray radiation based on Nonlinear Compton Scattering. (2019-06-13)
Astronomers determine mass of small black hole at center of nearby galaxy
If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small -- really small, astronomically speaking. (2019-06-10)
Machine learning approach for low-dose CT imaging yields superior results
Machine learning has the potential to vastly advance medical imaging, particularly computerized tomography (CT) scanning, by reducing radiation exposure and improving image quality. (2019-06-10)
Radiation treatment increases cardiac risk for lung cancer patients
As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients' lives, more of these patients are facing a different threat: adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and heart failure. (2019-06-10)
Robotic surgery for throat cancer not superior to radiation therapy, study finds
In 2012, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute launched the world's first clinical trial comparing robotic surgery to radiation therapy for the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer (cancer at the back of the throat). (2019-06-06)
Accurate probing of magnetism with light
Probing magnetic materials with extreme ultraviolet radiation allows to obtain a detailed microscopic picture of how magnetic systems interact with light -- the fastest way to manipulate a magnetic material. (2019-06-03)
A new way to predict complications after larynx cancer surgery
A technique that illuminates blood flow during surgery predicted which head and neck cancer patients were likely to have issues with wound healing. (2019-05-31)
Novel protocol significantly improves outcomes in locally advanced pancreatic cancer
A Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center clinical trial of a protocol combining intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy with the blood pressure drug losartan has produced unprecedented results in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, allowing complete removal of the tumor in 61% of participants and significantly improving survival rates. (2019-05-30)
CNIO researchers discover a new way to protect against high-dose radiation damage
Intensive radiotherapy can be toxic in 60% of patients with tumors located in the gastrointestinal cavity. (2019-05-30)
Passive radiative cooling in delignified wood material
A newly engineered, wood-based material successfully reflects heat, or infrared radiation, and could cut the energy costs associated with cooling buildings by up to 50%, according to a modeling analysis of its application in 16 US cities. (2019-05-23)
Proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects
Proton therapy results in fewer side effects than traditional X-ray radiation therapy for many cancer patients, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-05-22)
Proton therapy lowers risk of side-effects compared to conventional radiation
Cancer patients getting proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation are at a significantly lower risk of experiencing side-effects from their radiation therapy, while cure rates are almost identical between the two groups. (2019-05-22)
New data on ultrafast electron photoemission from metallic nanostructures obtained
Metallic nanoparticle ensembles are capable of emitting short bunches of electrons when irradiated by powerful laser pulses of femtosecond (1 fs = 10-15 s) duration. (2019-05-22)
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly 'inefficiently'. (2019-05-22)
Black men less likely than nonblack men to adopt active surveillance
At a time when a growing number of men with prostate cancer considered 'low risk' are opting for active surveillance or watchful waiting rather than immediate treatment with surgery or radiation, a new study reveals that black men are less likely than white men to adopt an active surveillance strategy for their disease. (2019-05-22)
New method could shed light on workers' historical radiation exposure
Researchers in the UK have developed a new method for evaluating plutonium workers' historical internal radiation exposure in a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research. (2019-05-21)
How a member of a family of light-sensitive proteins adjusts skin color
A team of Brown University researchers found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- has a role in adjusting the amount of pigment produced in human skin, a determinant of skin color. (2019-05-16)
Partial breast irradiation effective treatment option for low-risk breast cancer
Partial breast irradiation produces similar long-term survival rates and risk for recurrence compared with whole breast irradiation for many women with low-risk, early stage breast cancer, according to new clinical data from a national clinical trial involving researchers from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. (2019-05-16)
Balancing the beam: Thermomechanical micromachine detects terahertz radiation
Researchers at The University of Tokyo developed a microelectromechanical device that detects terahertz radiation at room temperature. (2019-05-15)
IL-1 inhibitors may reduce radiation-induced vascular damage
Radiation therapy against cancer can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease much later in life, as the radiation causes chronic inflammation of the exposed blood vessels. (2019-05-14)
Precise temperature measurements with invisible light
NIST researchers have invented a portable, remarkably stable thermometer capable of measuring temperatures to a precision of within a few thousandths of a degree Celsius. (2019-05-09)
Prolonged exposure to low-dose radiation may increase the risk of hypertension, a known cause of heart disease and stroke
A long-term study of Russian nuclear plant workers suggests that prolonged low-dose radiation exposure increases the risk of hypertension. (2019-05-03)
Less-invasive mastectomy safe for more breast cancer patients, Mayo Clinic study finds
A less-invasive mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact has become a safe option for more patients, including those whose breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or who have risk factors for surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study shows. (2019-05-02)
ASTRO and AUA update joint clinical guidance for radiation therapy after prostatectomy
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) today announced updates to their joint clinical guideline on adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy in patients with and without evidence of prostate cancer recurrence to include new published research related to adjuvant radiotherapy. (2019-05-01)
EGLN inhibitor protects normal tissue and enables RT in mouse model of pancreatic cancer
Administration of the EGLN inhibitor FG-4592 prior to ablative radiotherapy provided protection against fatal gastrointestinal bleeding and improved survival in a mouse model of unresectable pancreatic cancer. (2019-04-30)
'Seeing the light' behind radiation therapy
Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime. (2019-04-30)
Research decodes one way cancer survives treatment, proposes a way to prevent it
Cancer cells have various tricks up their metaphorical sleeves to survive in the face of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other cancer treatments. (2019-04-30)
Researchers identify ways to predict and avoid radiotherapy side effects
Latest results from a project to discover what makes a cancer patient more likely to suffer adverse side effects after radiotherapy have shown that a combination of biological markers and certain genetic changes can predict radiation sensitivity. (2019-04-29)
Memory could be better protected in kids with brain tumors if treated with proton therapy
A comparison of three types of radiotherapy for children's brain tumors suggests that a type of proton therapy called pencil beam scanning offers the best hope of preserving cognitive functions. (2019-04-29)
Radiotherapy doubles survival for patients with mesothelioma
Mesothelioma patients are twice as likely to survive for two years or longer, if they are treated with a high dose of radiation to the affected side of the trunk, according to research presented at the ESTRO 38 conference. (2019-04-28)
Single dose of targeted radiotherapy is safe and effective for prostate cancer
A single high dose of radiation that can be delivered directly to the tumor within a few minutes is a safe and effective technique for treating men with low-risk prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the ESTRO 38 conference. (2019-04-28)
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