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Chemotherapy Losing (Lost?) Its Luster

Story at-a-glance

  • Research dating back over a decade suggests many women with breast cancer can opt for gentler versions of chemotherapy, or skip it altogether, without harming their chances of recovery…
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Fukushima Route 114 to Namie is No Route 66!

Even after lifting the ban on R114 last September, the route leading to Namie, a town near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, radiation remains very high. 13 more words


Thermoluminescence Dating of Pottery

The dating of pottery artifacts can be accurately performed by using a technique referred to as “thermoluminescence”. Thermoluminescence involves taking a small sample of an artifact of pottery and heating it up using doses of high energy radiation which creates excited electron states in crystalline materials like pottery. 214 more words

Quantum Physics

“How are you?”

“Hey! How are you?”

Do they just mean in general or, like, cancer-wise? How deep are they looking to go? How long has it been since I’ve seen or talked to this person? 1,029 more words

SBRT has equivalent toxicity with 5 treatments and 12 treatments: an update

We first reported data from the results of the RTOG 0938 trial in January 2016 when they were presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in that year. 406 more words


First radiation appointment

I searched the internet for days. I could not find anything about the very first radiation appointment. I didn’t want information on the first radiation session but on the first appointment. 372 more words


How To Date A Dinosaur Fossil

No, not that kind of dating… Rather, ‘dating’ a dinosaur bone dug out of the ground involves a series of processes that allow us to estimate just how long the thing had stuck around on this Earth. 929 more words