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Nuclear Science: A Vital Weapon Against Infection

For a hundred years we have found different ways of using radiation to diagnose infectious diseases without surgery. With a range of challenges threatening the global progress against infectious diseases, nuclear science is providing a vital weapon in this ongoing battle. Read more →

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IAEA Holds First School on Drafting Nuclear Security Regulations for African Countries

Professionals from 10 African countries reviewed the status of their countries’ regulatory frameworks for the security of radioactive material and developed action plans to address any identified gaps during the IAEA’s first School on Drafting Nuclear Security Regulations for African Countries. Read more →


IAEA Radiation Monitoring Laboratory

The IAEA radiation monitoring laboratory celebrates 10 years of supporting countries to ensure the safety of workers exposed to radiation. Read more →

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Nuclear Technology Helps Develop New Barley Variety in Kuwait

New home-grown barley varieties developed using irradiation with the support of the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are in the final stages of development and will be ready to be released to farmers for production in coming years. Read more →


IRRS Missions Strengthen Nuclear Regulatory Frameworks

Nuclear safety is a national responsibility that requires robust regulations. The IAEA helps countries establish and strengthen their regulatory frameworks for nuclear safety through an expert peer review called the Integrated Regulatory Review Service, or IRRS. Read more →

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