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Probing cellular shape change may reveal clues to limit cancer growth

A joint theoretical and experimental study examines cellular shape changes during cell division and migration.

Mechano-biology of bone in breast cancer under the microscope

Biologists, pathologists, physicists and mathematicians at the University of Sheffield have teamed up to address the puzzle of why secondary cancers attack bone.

Multidimensional imaging improves early cancer diagnosis

A Cancer Research UK funded collaboration is working across the disciplines to advance endoscopic imaging.

AAPM panel examines the role of the medical physicist

The President's Symposium at the AAPM Annual Meeting examined the diverse roles of the medical physicist, now and in the future.

Alzheimer's disease: addressing a 21st-century plague

Christopher Dobson examines how emerging knowledge regarding the underlying molecular nature of Alzheimer's disease may help develop new therapies.

A gateway to the biological world

Gail McConnell, an optical physicist who develops novel optical systems for biomedical imaging, describes her latest research.

Proton-guided photons or photon-guided protons?

Will MR-guided radiotherapy prove superior to CBCT-guided proton therapy? An ESTRO debate ponders the options.

Rethinking gold nanoparticle radiosensitization

Investigating the mechanisms underlying gold nanoparticle radiosensitization sheds light on the process of radiation-induced cell death.

Spin-out success

David Taylor, founder and CEO of MR Solutions, reflects on the lessons learned in founding spin-out firms based on MRI technology.

Molecular radiotherapy: a personalized approach

Molecular radiotherapy is widely employed to treat a variety of cancers, but accurate dosimetry is required to enable personalized treatment.

Cryogen-free sensors enable MEG in motion

The development of miniaturized, cryogen-free magnetometers could enable high-sensitivity, low-cost MEG in moving subjects.

4D bioprinting: adding dynamic actuation

A topical review in Biofabrication examines the potential of 4D bioprinting for creating biostructures with controllable motion.

Video: The PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium

If you didn't make it along on the day, check out our video showing the highlights from the PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium.

Biophysics: opening up new areas of biological science

Anthony Watts, chair of the British Biophysical Society, explains how biophysics exploits physical tools to answer biological questions.

Neuromorphic computing: taking inspiration from the brain

A topical review in the Journal of Neural Engineering examines the rapidly advancing field of neuromorphic computing.

Clinical progress in focused ultrasound

The 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound saw experts convene to share recent clinical advances.

Neutron crystallography helps develop new drugs

Biophysicists are using neutron crystallography to take a lot of the chance out of drug discovery.

Medical physics: past, present and future

The PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium examined the evolution of medical physics since 1956, where the field is now, and where it may be in 60 years' time.

MR-guided radiotherapy: how great is the need?

With existing image-guided radiotherapy approaches providing highly accurate dose delivery, how great is the need for large-scale in-room MR guidance?

Physics or biology: where does radiotherapy's future lie?

A debate at the ESTRO 35 conference examined whether physics- or biology-based advances will best enable radiotherapies to maximize tumour control.