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...

EMRC issues licence activating Jordan nuclear reactor at JUST

2017-11-14
AMMAN — The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on Monday issued a licence to activate the Jordan nuclear reactor for research and training at the Jordan University of Science and Technology with a capacity of 5 mega watts, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.   EMRC Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Farouq Hiari stressed in a press release on Monday that the com...

Radioactive cloud that covered Europe might be from Russia. Don’t worry about it though

2017-11-13
Somewhere in Russia in the last week of September, the French government believes, something happened.   It’s hard to say much more than that, except whatever the event was, it sent a cloud of radioactive isotopes — Ruthenium-106, named after Russia — wafting over Europe for thousands of miles.   Also: don’t worry about it. The Institute for Radiological Prote...

Jordan: Nuclear Safety Center to be Launched

2017-10-29
Amman, Oct 28, Measures are underway to set up a radiation protection and nuclear safety centre to control the use of nuclear and radioactive materials and combat their smuggling, Energy and Mineral Regulatory Commission (EMRC) Chief Commissioner, Farouq Hiyari, announced Saturday.   In a press statement, he stressed the importance of the centre, whose by-law was endorsed by the Council of ...

The robot that could help clean up Fukushima

2017-10-24
An aquatic robot called Avexis is being tested in Japan ahead of being deployed into the damaged core of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Reuters’ Matthew Stock reports.   The Avexis robot takes its first plunge into a nuclear waste silo at the Sellafield plant in northern England. Small and nimble enough to squeeze into places human can’t… it’s helping su...

Cooperation with IAEA contributes to Kuwait's development plan - KISR

2017-09-25
VIENNA, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- Cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will contribute to Kuwait's ambitious development plan, said a top official at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Saturday. In a statement to KUNA after the conclusion of the IAEA's 61st General Conference, held between September 18 and 22, KISR's Director General Dr. Samira Al...

UAE: FANR Board of Management Discusses International Cooperation in Nuclear Regulation

2017-09-12
The Board of Management of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) convened at its premises to review current progress of the country’s lead nuclear regulator in terms of nuclear safety, security and safeguards. The meeting, presided over by His Excellency Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, Chairman of FANR, reviewed an update about status of operating license application...
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