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Sharp shooters

Beams of charged particles can treat cancer more safely and effectively than X-rays. Physicists and biomedical researchers are working to refine the technology for wider use.

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Marx, V. Sharp shooters. Nature 508, 133–138 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/508133a

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