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Multidisciplinary skills needed for nuclear medical science

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Joint Research Centre evidence service also highlights need for steady supply of materials

Scientists with multidisciplinary skills are needed to allow knowledge of nuclear physics to be used to its full potential in medical research, according to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre evidence service.

Nuclear physics has applications in medical science that could be used to treat diseases including cancer, the JRC said on 8 May in a summary of a workshop it hosted on the topic, which brought together academics, health professionals, industry and national authorities.

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