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The Grand Challenge: tackling the toughest cancer questions Jan 20, 2016

The Grand Challenge awards aim to tackle the most important unanswered questions in cancer research.

Research & Innovation news

Radiosensitization: which element is optimal?

Gold nanoparticles have demonstrated effective radiosensitization, but could other elements work even better?

Symposium celebrates 60 years of PMB

PMB is hosting a free half-day symposium: 'A celebration of 60 Years of Physics in Medicine and Biology'.

Can radiotherapy treat Alzheimer's disease?

Research in mice reveals that radiotherapy can significantly reduce Alzheimer's disease-associated amyloid-β plaques.

Advances in synchrotron-based breast CT

Researchers in Italy are planning the first clinical study of phase-contrast breast CT with synchrotron radiation.

How to select targets for technetium-99m production

Simple technique assesses the suitability of molybdenum targets used for cyclotron-based technetium-99m production.

'Kill-painting' tackles hypoxic tumours

Treatment plans based on "kill-painting" optimize ion beam therapy for hypoxic tumours.

Sensitive imager boosts cancer cell detection

A sensitive imaging system that detects a fluorescent biomarker in tumour cells could enable more accurate brain tumour excision.

Proton therapy is 'as effective and less toxic'

Treating paediatric medulloblastoma with proton therapy is as effective as conventional radiotherapy, while causing fewer long-term toxic effects.

Gadolinium not essential in paediatric MRI

Gadolinium-based contrast agents are not necessary in PET/MRI scans to evaluate tumours in paediatric patients.

Dissolvable implants monitor brain injuries

New electronic implants simply resorb harmlessly into the body when no longer needed.

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IOP Biomedical Journals


Our pick of the best articles recently published in the IOP biomedical journals.

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Scanning electron microscopy of chronically implanted intracortical microelectrode arrays in non-human primates February 8, 2016

J C Barrese, J Aceros and J P Donoghue 2016 J. Neural Eng. 13 026003

Direct reconstruction of the source intensity distribution of a clinical linear accelerator using a maximum likelihood expectation maximization algorithm February 1, 2016

P Papaconstadopoulos, I R Levesque, R Maglieri and J Seuntjens 2016 Phys. Med. Biol. 61 1078

Three-dimensional bioprinting of embryonic stem cells directs highly uniform embryoid body formation January 25, 2016

Liliang Ouyang, Rui Yao, Shuangshuang Mao, Xi Chen, Jie Na and Wei Sun 2016 Biofabrication 7 044101


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LAP LASER to showcase new products at AAPM 2015

LAP LASER to showcase new and innovative products at the AAPM annual meeting.

Philips: Leading change in therapy guidance

Philips invites you to discover how its innovations can transform patient management.

Simplify TG-142 digital imager and machine QA in large clinics

PIPSpro QA Software can deliver cost-effective quality assurance processes in large clinics.

White papers

Auto-IMRT planning in Pinnacle: a study in head-and-neck cancer

A white paper from Philips Healthcare.

The effect of planning speed on VMAT plan quality

A white paper from RaySearch Laboratories.

Platform based machine QA for TG-142

White papers from IBA Dosimetry covering generic daily checks, dosimetry and Winston Lutz test.


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Biomedical Materials marks milestone achievements

The journal Biomedical Materials celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Pinnacle3 Auto-Planning

Philips introduces the benefits of Pinnacle3 Auto-Planning

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Proton planning in RayStation: introduction

This video shows how easy and efficient it is to create deliverable proton plans in RayStation.

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