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Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
Ashley Yeager | Mar 14, 2018
Famed for his work on black holes and cosmology, he also survived decades with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Tanya Lewis | May 27, 2016
Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.
Bursting Cancer’s Bubble
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2015
Scientists make oxygen-filled microbubbles designed to increase tumor sensitivity to radiation.
Blood Cell Counts Low in Fukushima Monkeys
Bob Grant | Jul 29, 2014
Wild primates living near the site of 2011’s tsunami-spawned nuclear disaster are showing physiological signs of radiation exposure.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 16, 2014
A hydroxylase inhibitor that prolongs the action of a gut-protective protein shows promise in mice as a treatment for radiation poisoning.
Radiation Therapy Damages Neurons
Chris Palmer | Jul 16, 2013
Cranial irradiation, a common brain cancer treatment, disrupts neural morphology in mice in ways that resemble damage caused by neurodegenerative conditions.
Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts
Kate Yandell | Jun 3, 2013
An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.
UV Radiation Frying Marine Life
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 13, 2012
A study suggests that increased UVB radiation from the sun is behind the decline of many marine species.
Robots vs. Radiation
Bob Grant | Jul 13, 2012
A trial comparing the effectiveness of robotic surgery and radiation for the treatment of throat cancer has begun in Canada.
CT Scans Increase Risk of Cancer
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 7, 2012
Exposure to doses of radiation used in some diagnostics in childhood can triple the risk of brain cancer and leukemia as an adult.