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Repair and Review in Nuclear Medicine Processing and Distribution Facility 20/07/2018

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is importing technetium-99m (Tc-99m) generators from the United States to supply Australian hospitals, clinics and pharmaceutical suppliers. 

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Update on nuclear medicine generator delivery from the USA 04/07/2018

A spokesperson from ANSTO has provided a statement

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Untangling spaghetti - elucidating molecular basis of the complex viscoelastic properties of polymers 04/07/2018

Experiments at ANSTO have helped increase an understanding some of the viscoelastic properties of polymers.

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Deuteration of biopolymers in bionanocomposites 02/07/2018

Carbon nanotubes have been incorporated into a blend of deuterated biopolymers, allowing for electrical conductivity of the polymer film. These polymers have potential implications as scaffolds supporting regrowth of damaged tissues and electrical conductivity can promote the re-growth of nerve cells on similar materials.

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Fine-tuning chemistry by doping with transition metals produced stability in bismuth oxide 27/06/2018

ANSTO has have contributed to research involving doping transition metals in a polymorph of bismuth oxide in a search for more structural stability.

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Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) Generator production at ANSTO 27/06/2018

Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) is used in hospitals around the world to diagnose a variety of heart, lung and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as cancers. It is the most common nuclear medicine, with global demand estimated to be up to 40 million doses a year, produced by experts with a small network of 11* nuclear reactors worldwide.

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Innovative technology provides enhancement to advanced radiation therapy 19/06/2018

An ANSTO health researcher has received a number of awards for her contribution to the development of a new hybrid technique that enhances the effectiveness of an advanced form of radiation therapy for cancer.

 

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ACNS & NDF Advisory Committee Meets 15/06/2018

The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering & National Deuteration Facility Advisory Committee, which provides strategic advice, met last week at ANSTO under the guidance of Prof Brendan Kennedy (University of Sydney).

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QUOKKA Celebrates with Front Cover 15/06/2018

QUOKKA, which is one of ACNS SANS instruments, is featured on the front cover of the latest issue of the Journal of Applied Crystallography and appears in a special edition on “Advanced neutron scattering instrumentation”.

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Research on nickel reveals that properties of polycrystalline materials can be derived from microscopic single crystal samples 12/06/2018

By carrying out micro-mechanical testing on single crystals of nickel, ANSTO materials researchers were able to derive the bulk properties of a polycrystalline material in a way that is useful for engineering.

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