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Archive for November, 2010

November 16th, 2010

Proton Beam Program Also Advances Research


By now you may have heard about Mayo Clinic’s plan to initiate a proton bean therapy program. It will consist of two centers, one on the hospital campus in Arizona (Phoenix) and one on the Minnesota campus (Rochester). These will use pencil beam therapy, which is a more precise form of proton therapy treatment that […]

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Tags: cancer treatment, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, proton beam therapy

November 8th, 2010

National Science Writers Look Ahead


I’m sitting in a large ballroom at Yale University with roughly 600 fellow scribblers. They are here (those who could get here given their restrictive travel budgets) listening to the president of the National Academy of Sciences, among other noted researchers. We have heard about deep brain stimulation, feathers on dinosaurs, regeneration of organs, particle […]

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