Safely delivering radiation to cancer patients in a "FLASH"

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have shown for the first time the potential for linear induction accelerators (LIAs) to deliver effective, targeted doses of "FLASH" radiation to cancer patients. The new technique selectiv.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 1st, 2021

A new coating to protect kidney failure patients on dialysis

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at USask to help improve health outcomes for patients on dialysis......»»

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Winbond starts equipment move-in at new fab in southern Taiwan

Specialty DRAM and flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics has kicked off its equipment move-in at its new 12-inch wafer plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, and is targeting production starting in September, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Space Anemia Is Tied To Being In the Void and Can Stick Around Awhile

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Ars Technica: Space isn't easy on humans. Some aspects are avoidable -- the vacuum, of course, and the cold, as well as some of the radiation. Astronauts can also lose bone density, thanks to a lack of gravity. NASA h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

We don’t know why, but being in space causes us to destroy our blood

Space anemia is tied to being in the void and can stick around awhile. Enlarge (credit: NASA) Space isn’t easy on humans. Some aspects are avoidable—the vacuum, of course, and the cold, as well as some of the radiation. As.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences

The world witnessed record-breaking climate and weather disasters in 2021, from destructive flash floods that swept through mountain towns in Europe and inundated subway systems in China and the U.S., to heat waves and wildfires. Typhoon Rai killed o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

ESMT sees bullish NOR flash prices

NOR flash contract prices are poised to stay flat sequentially in the first quarter of 2022 and will rise through the third quarter, according to MC Chang, president for memory IC design house Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT)......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Exploring oxygen ions in Jupiter"s innermost radiation belts

Planets like Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, with global magnetic fields of their own, are surrounded by so-called radiation belts: Trapped in the magnetic field, fast moving charged particles such as electrons, protons, and heavier ions whiz aroun, thus.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

New treatment target identified for radiation-resistant cervical cancer

Understanding how cells die is key to developing new treatments for many diseases, whether the goal is to make cancer cells die or keep healthy cells alive in the face of other illnesses, such as massive infections or strokes. Two new studies from Wa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

The best laptop bags for 2022

How do you carry your laptop and gear safely? Here are some of the best laptop bags on the market, from backpacks to shoulder bags and everything in between......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Engineered particles efficiently deliver gene editing proteins to cells in mice

Gene editing approaches promise to treat a range of diseases, but delivering editing agents to cells in animal models and humans safely and efficiently has proven challenging. Now, researchers led by a team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard h.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Global NOR flash supply to remain tight in 2022

NOR flash bit demand will continue to rise in 2022 while growth on the supply side remains limited, with tight supply of the memory to continue this year, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Understanding how autoactivation triggers cell death

Apoptosis is a process that causes cell death. It can go awry in cancer cells, sustaining the disease. Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have captured the structure of BAK, a protein that triggers apoptosis. They have shown how BAK.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Amazon is having a FLASH SALE on Beats headphones today

Amazon, one of the biggest names in retail, is having a flash sale today on Beats, one of the biggest names in headphones. We all have a need for a great set of headphones, and some big are in play as part of this flash sale. So whether you are a reg.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

US COVID Hospitalizations Hit New Record High, Raising Risks for Patients

The omicron-driven surge has sent COVID-19 hospitalizations skyrocketing across the U.S., reaching a new pandemic high this week with 145,982 patients hospitalized. From a report: This exceeds the previous high recorded in January last year, accordin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Nintendo Switch games flash sale — from $5

Walmart has launched a flash sale for Nintendo Switch games, giving you the opportunity to purchase new titles for your hybrid console for as low as just $5......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: A 57-year-old man with life-threatening heart disease has received a heart from a genetically modified pig, a groundbreaking procedure that offers hope to hundreds of thousands of patients.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Unprecedented multiscale model of protein behavior linked to cancer-causing mutations

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and a multi-institutional team of scientists have developed a highly detailed, machine learning-backed multiscale model revealing the importance of lipids to the signaling dynamics of RAS, a f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

The best deals at Best Buy’s FLASH SALE today — laptops, 4K TVs, Surface Pro

Best Buy has a flash sale going on right now that’s worth all the attention you’re able to throw at it, as it features laptops, 4K TVs and Surface Pro tablets......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

This map IDs cancer-causing chemical sites in your neighborhood

Just how toxic is your community?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 10th, 2022

Hurricane Ida, Europe floods made 2021 costly for disasters

Damage wrought by Hurricane Ida in the U.S. state of Louisiana and the flash floods that hit Europe last summer helped make 2021 one of the most expensive years for natural disasters, reinsurance company Munich Re said Monday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 10th, 2022