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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.

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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.

The first laser-printed 3D cellular tubes

The first demonstration of laser bioprinting of branched cellular tubes brings researchers a step closer to the ultimate goal of printing entire organs.

Breath hold is safe for PBS proton therapy

The breath-hold approach is a realistic clinical option for treating lung tumours with pencil-beam scanning proton therapy.

Dosimeter simulations: caution advised

Researchers using Monte Carlo simulations of radiotherapy detectors must be aware of potential differences between blueprints and manufactured devices.

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IOP Biomedical Journals


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

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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

A review of biomechanically informed breast image registration January 18, 2016

J H Hipwell, V Vavourakis, L Han, T Mertzanidou, B Eiben and D J Hawkes 2016 Phys. Med. Biol. 61 R1


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ABAS 2.0

Biomedical Materials marks milestone achievements

The journal Biomedical Materials celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Seminoma treatment using the Varian ProBeam proton therapy system

This video features a recurrent seminoma case by Dr Carl Rossi, Medical Director at Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

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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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