A childhood fascination with magnetism is about to translate into a significant advance in the treatment of breast cancer, which will at the same time improve safety and reduce costs.
“As a child, playing with iron filings, I was enthralled to be able move them around with a magnet without touching them,” Quentin Pankhurst, professor of physics at University College London, recalls. Many years and a few detours later, he has turned his fascination with magnetism into...
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