News tagged with radioactive isotope

Canadian medical reactor gets nod to restart

Canada's nuclear safety commission authorized Wednesday the restarting of a reactor that produced one-third of the world's supply of medical isotopes before it closed for repairs last year.

Jul 07, 2010
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Cyclotrons could alleviate medical isotope shortage

The most widely used medical radioisotope, Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is essential for an estimated 70,000 medical imaging procedures that take place daily around the world. Aging reactors, production intermittencies and threats ...

Jun 07, 2010
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Researchers recalculate age of Solar System

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lead-lead (Pb-Pb) dating is among the most widely used radiometric dating techniques to determine the age of really old things, such as the age of the Earth or the Solar System. However, recent ...

Jan 04, 2010
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Anticancer nanotech

Tiny particles of albumin, a protein found in the blood, can be used to carry radioactive isotopes to the site of a cancerous tumour in the body and so avoid many of the side-effects of conventional radiotherapy.

Sep 16, 2009
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A top supplier of medical isotopes closed through 2009

An aging Canadian nuclear reactor responsible for production of one-third of the isotopes used in medical radiation treatment around the world will be out of service through at least the end of 2009, authorities said Wednesday.

Jul 08, 2009
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