UN agency ready to play 'essential role' in verifying DPRK nuclear programme

2018-06-05
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) remains ready to play “an essential role” in verifying the status of North Korea’s nuclear programme as international talks aimed at denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula continue, the agency’s chief said on Monday.   Yukiya Amano, Director General of the UN agency, was addressing its Board of Governors meeting in Vienna. ...

Environmental Pollution Causes Cancer in Wild Animals

2018-05-23
As humans, we know some of the factors that can cause cancer to develop in our bodies. Smoking, poor diets, pollution, chemicals used as additives in food and personal hygiene products, and even too much sun are some of the things that contribute to an increased risk of cancer.   But, are human activities also causing cancer in wild animals? Are we oncogenic — a species that causes ca...

China develops AI security inspection equipment

2018-04-30
China has developed AI-powered security inspection equipment that can speed up body checks and alleviate long queues at security in places such as airports.   The equipment developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) can identify 89 types of contraband in 0.7 second, with an accuracy of over 95 percent.   Individuals simply walk through the equipment and rai...

UAE: FANR inaugurates its Dosimetry Laboratory at Khalifa University

2018-04-01
The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) launched today its Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL) at the university premises, where HE Homaid Al Shimmari, Board Member of the university inaugurated the laboratory on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.   FANR, being the UAE's lead nuclear ...

How Proton Therapy Attacks Cancer

2018-03-10
Tucked in a corner of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital campus is the country’s 28th proton therapy center, which is set to begin treating patients this month. It is a small but state-of-the-art system designed to attack tumors more quickly than its predecessors in proton therapy, a precise type of radiation treatment that spares healthy tissue.   Twenty-four more centers are...

Jordan: More Licenses Issued to Nuclear and Radiology Facilities Last Year

2018-01-27
The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) said Saturday that 900 institutional nuclear radiology certificates were issued last year, marking a 6.9 per cent increase from the previous year.   Chairman of the EMRC Board of Commissioners, Farouk Heyari, said in a press release that 2017 was a year of achievement for the nuclear radiology protection sector, adding that the commission...

UAE Successfully Conducted the First Ever CT Scan Based High Dose Brachytherapy Radiation Treatment

2018-01-11
UAE successfully conducted High Dose Brachytherapy radiation treatment on a patient diagnosed with cervical cancer—a first-of-its-kind procedure to be done in the Dubai and Northern Emirates area. The procedure was performed by a team of radiation oncology experts led by Dr. Tarek Dufan, the Director for Radiation Oncology, using the CT scan based high dose brachytherapy radiation. The patie...

Botanists Use Radiation to Design New Foods for Developing Countries

2017-12-28
Plant scientists use radiation to produce new foods for developing countries is spreading botanicals using radiation to develop new foods for developing countries. Botanists use radiation to develop new foods for developing countries. Botanists use radiation to produce new foods for developing countries.   The results of random launches show how instantaneous transformations create a divers...

International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice

2017-12-14
The use of ionizing radiation in medicine is well established, and has resulted in tremendous benefit to humankind in diagnosing and treating diseases. While the medical benefits are unquestionable, there is growing evidence of unintended and unnecessary use of radiation in medicine, creating the need for stronger radiation protection in medicine. For this purpose, the Bonn Call for Action was cre...

Jordan Atomic Energy Commission signs MOU with U.S. X-Energy

2017-12-03
The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and the U.S X Energy, LLC (X-Energy) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to assess X-energy's advanced nuclear reactor - the Xe-100 – and its potential for deployment in Jordan.   Chairman JAEC Dr. Khaled Toukan said in a press statement that "the HTR's potential once implemented, will provide Jordan with opportunities tha...
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