Ophthalmology

New research may revolutionise cataract treatment

World-leading eye experts have made a breakthrough that could potentially change the way cataracts are treated—with potential for drug therapy to replace surgery.

Medical research

Novel nanoparticle enhances radiation tumor killing

Radiation kills tumors by creating oxygen free radicals that damage the tumor DNA. However, the lack of oxygen in the center of tumors blocks the production of free radicals, inhibiting radiation killing. NIBIB researchers ...

Oncology & Cancer

The promise of particle beam cancer therapy

Accelerator physicists are natural-born problem solvers, finding ever more powerful ways to generate and steer particle beams for research into the mysteries of physics, materials, and matter. And from the very beginning, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Explainer: What is proton therapy?

When you stand in the 27km-long Large Hadron Collider tunnel deep under Switzerland and France it looks as if the chain of blue magnets simply stretches off to infinity. So when people talk about putting particle accelerators ...

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