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24 June 2016 News Story

Research on Materials with Neutron Beams Finds New Home in Africa

Scientists from southern Africa no longer need to travel tens of thousands of kilometres to conduct materials research using thermal energy neutron beams, thanks to a recent installation of upgraded diffraction beam line facilities at the Safari-1 research reactor near Pretoria, South Africa.

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23 June 2016 News Story

Right Dose for Accurate Diagnosis: Track Radiation Dose to Patients and Use Diagnostic Reference Levels

Evaluation of radiation dose levels during diagnostic radiological procedures, and the use of this data to improve quality of diagnostic exams and patient safety were among the topics discussed at a recent IAEA meeting on patient dose monitoring.

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22 June 2016 News Story

UPDATE: From Cancer Care to Fruit Flies: IAEA Director General Looks at the IAEA's Work in Paraguay

Cancer care, food security and environmental radiation monitoring were among the subjects of discussion between IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay in Asunción today.

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21 June 2016 News Story

Reining in Costs and Ensuring Feasibility of Proton Beam Therapy Key to Modern Radiation Oncology

Particle radiation therapy provides an advanced level of cancer treatment that is increasingly used around the world. However, the only way to sustain the use of particle therapy technology, including proton therapy - which uses a beam of protons to irradiate diseased tissue - is to find ways to control costs through technical innovation and feasibility planning.

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20 June 2016 News Story

Essay Competition for Young Professionals: Submit Winning Papers for IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security

The very first IAEA essay competition is now open for students and early career professionals as part of the IAEA's International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions taking place from 5 to 9 December 2016 at IAEA headquarters in Vienna.

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20 June 2016 News Story

Enhancing Information Exchange for Emergency Preparedness and Response

The use of the latest online emergency preparedness and response (EPR) tools and information sharing on national arrangements, capabilities and best practices were among the topics discussed at the eighth meeting of the representatives of competent authorities under the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, held at IAEA headquarters last week.

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17 June 2016 News Story

Science and Technology Key to Development in Latin America, Says IAEA Director General in Peru

Advanced science and technology are essential for economic development, enabling countries to generate more electricity, produce more food and make modern health care available to their people, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in his keynote address at the Diplomatic Academy in Lima, Peru.

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17 June 2016 News Story

Protect the Land, Protect Our Future: IAEA Marks World Day to Combat Desertification

As fertile soils become increasingly barren and transform into deserts, water becomes scarce and food crops suffer, driving farmers from their land. But nuclear science and technology offer ways to fight the causes of desertification and the direct effect it has on more than 1.5 billion people worldwide.

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