author={Peter Elliott},
  journal={Journal of Radiological Protection},
  pages={67 - 68}
  • Peter Elliott
  • Published 1 January 1998
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Radiological Protection
Radiobiological research news Recent improvements of the microbeam facility at Columbia University, New York, now allow much greater numbers of cells to be individually irradiated, thus allowing much larger scale experiments. Miller et al (1999 Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. 96 19-22) report a study using C3H10T1/2 cells in which the facility has been used to compare the oncogenic effect of one alpha particle traversing each cell nucleus with results from a broad beam study in which cells were traversed…