DEC 24, 2015 5:05 AM PST

A Weapon of a Different Kind


The nuclear research lab at Los Alamos is known for one kind of weapon, the atomic bomb. Now however, the facility is being put to use in another fight. Researchers at the secure compound are developing radioactive materials that can be used to treat certain kinds of cancer.

While traditional treatments of radiation for cancer can damage healthy cells and surrounding tissue, the working being done at Los Alamos could change that. Pairing radioactive isotopes with proteins that target only the diseased cells, the experiments being conducted at the National Research Lab in New Mexico could soon offer cancer patients a more powerful and less debilitating treatment for cancer. Check out this video to learn more.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
APR 27, 2020
Space & Astronomy
APR 27, 2020
Hubble Snaps Gorgeous Photo for 30th Anniversary
The Hubble Space Telescope surpassed its 30th year in space on Friday, April 24th. Being that it’s one of the most ...
MAY 14, 2020
Chemistry & Physics
MAY 14, 2020
Do Organic Chemists Speak an Alien Language?
Have you ever read a detergent label and got confused? Or had trouble understanding a medication recall? Certain ch ...
MAY 28, 2020
Chemistry & Physics
MAY 28, 2020
Expandable Resin Solves the Size Problem of 3D Printing
One of the current limitations of using a 3D printer is the size of the product. For someone to print a large part, they ...
MAY 31, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAY 31, 2020
Another SpaceX Starship Prototype Explodes During Testing
Incomplete Starship prototypes are a common sight if you follow SpaceX’s plethora of rocket-centric projects, but ...
JUN 09, 2020
Space & Astronomy
JUN 09, 2020
Why SpaceX's Droneship Footage Often Cuts Out During Landings
SpaceX has nearly mastered the art of landing the first stages of the plethora of rockets its sends into space so that t ...
JUN 09, 2020
Plants & Animals
JUN 09, 2020
The Awesome Science Behind Chameleons
Most people recognize the humble chameleon as a type of lizard that can change its body colors. But contrary to popular ...
Loading Comments...