Radiation securely stored in nontoxic molecule

Researchers have discovered that microscopic “bubbles” developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumours. The findings can benefit patient health and advance radiotherapy used to treat cancer and other diseases, said John Tomich, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics who is affiliated with the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

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