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A Star War on Cancer

Posted July 11, 2011 8:50 AM by Baxter

Can research on celestial bodies have an impact on the human body? Astronomers, medical physicists, and radiation oncologists have combined their efforts to develop a potential new cancer treatment based on how heavy metals, such as iron, react when exposed to the radiation inside stars. These star X-rays cause the metal to emit low-energy electrons, a discovery that may lead to an effective weapon for obliterating tumors while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. What do you think?

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07/11/2011 9:51 AM

Science potential of pay off. In unexpected ways.

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07/11/2011 12:48 PM

The "new cancer treatment" link is not working.

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