Polonium is a rare and highly radioactive metal
and none of it is found naturally in the human body.
Implants - where small pieces of radioactive metal
are (usually temporarily) placed inside your body near the cancer.
In an attempt to retrieve pieces of radioactive metal
from the inside of the station's Prototype Fast Reactor, staff resorted to using Blu-Tack attached to a 10-metre-long pole to fish out the material, the BBC reported.
Many REM ores contain the radioactive metal
thorium, which could be used in nuclear weapons.
During his PhD, Price worked on the design and synthesis of novel chelators for radioactive metal
ions for application in radiopharmaceuticals.
A two-functional group is used in most of nanoparticles labeling methods by using radionuclides to be connected with the nanoparticles, and then a radioactive metal
is added to it.
The forensic and radiological experts at Lausanne University Hospital Centre said the result of their work "moderately" supported the allegations that Arafat had died from the radioactive metal
, dpa reported.
Highly radioactive metal
was discovered last week at a beach in Dalgety Bay, Fife, prompting the closure of parts of the foreshore.
After the highly radioactive nuclear fuel was moved to Sellafield for reprocessing a decade ago, the most dangerous material left at Traws was intermediate waste, including radioactive metal
that surrounded the fuel rods in the reactors.
Additional research suggests that we could one day use a different radioactive metal
to effectively kill the tumours," said Dr.
Unfortunately, producing this slightly radioactive metal
in to compounds that can be used in a reactor can cost up to $5,000 a kilogram and often involves high temperatures and hazardous chemicals.
Bodrov, a nuclear engineer, is a whistle-blower who was brutally attacked in Russia for his investigation of the nuclear industry's practice of re-smelting radioactive metal