Saturday, 7 December 2013

Medicine Accelerated: Canada's role in the Medical Isotope Revolution

About a week ago, I had the opportunity to attend a lecture run by Science World in partnership with TRIUMF, called Medicine Accelerated: Canada's role in the Medical Isotope Revolution. The topic was how physics can be applied in the medical world, with a focus on an alternative way to treat cancer patients. The lecture was quite engaging and it gave me insight on how scientists are coming up with new discoveries each and every day. This lecture sparked some questions for me too- if this new physics approach of curing cancer is effective, how many people can it cure? Would this be a path to eradicating the disease itself? This talk allowed me to realize that new scientific discoveries are being made each and every day, and it also made me realize how textbook science can be applied in our daily life. I enjoyed the discussion and overall it was quite worthwhile.

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