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Using physics to diagnose cancer

James, Veronica

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This discussion about diagnostic tests for cancer incorporates a powerful branch of Physics namely X-ray diffraction. Although this technique was used to solve the DNA structure using the X-ray diffraction pictures of Rosalind Franklin,1 and the structure of vitamin B12 by Dorothy Hodgkin2 and hosts of other medical related structures, it is poorly understood by the general medical profession and the community at large. To the nonphysicist the patterns appear to have no relation to the results...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63684
Source: Biophysical Reviews and Letters
DOI: 10.1142/S179304801431002X

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