Medical research

Effective combination cancer treatment

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have tested various methods to check how effective they are in combatting certain types of cancer. They found a combination of two preparations to be much more effective than ...

Health

Exploring the health benefits of ginseng

Ginseng, a widely popular superfood, has long been used in traditional medicine. The health benefits of ginseng are largely attributed to compounds called ginsenosides, which are present in the roots, stems, and leaves of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gamma radiation found ineffective in sterilizing N95 masks

In mid-March, members of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) joined forces with colleagues in Boston's medical community to answer a question of critical importance during the Covid-19 pandemic: Can gamma ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New vaccine strategy identified for explosive emerging diseases

A 'designer' manganese-peptide antioxidant of the world's toughest bacterium, combined with radiation, have shown to be successful in the development of a vaccine to counter Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEEV), a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Simple measurement method improves accuracy in proton beam therapy

Proton beams are new high-precision weapons in the fight against cancer. However, uncertainty with regard to the range of the beams has prevented the full exploitation of the potential of this method until now. Researchers ...

Medical research

New diagnostic imaging techniques deemed safe in simulations

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron ...

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