Medicine: Radiation Repair

Ever since the "Xray martyrs" of the early 1900s showed that radiation could set off damage or destruction of tissues that might go on for years, medical researchers have been trying to find a way to arrest or reverse the process. To do so is particularly important in cancer patients, whose normal tissues may be damaged by X rays passing through them to reach a cancer. For many disappointing years the researchers had little luck.

Last week three doctors on the staff of Manhattan's Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases reported the first...

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