Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Medicine

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Due to medical advances, doctors can identify diseases before they become a problem and treat them effectively. “Disease is a biological process, and nuclear medicine provides images of these processes.” Most radiotracers interact with a biological process and emit radiation. Detector systems collect these signals, and computer programs rebuild them into diagnostic images. Nuclear medicine differs from other imaging techniques which visualize structure and shape (anatomy) versus a biological process (physiology)(U.S. Department Converting Energy to Medicine)." Studies of Huntington’s with brain scans show that some people already have the disease, years before any symptoms appear. To provide accurate and clear images of specific biochemical…show more content…
It’s likely that most diseases have a genetic factor since genetic instructions control how all cells function. BER is developing methods to study beneficial or harmful genetic changes with molecular probes and they have successfully created images of genetically altered organ function in animals. Now, BER has initiated exploratory research to develop radiotracers for dynamic imaging of gene expression in real time. Drugs could be customized for individual patients based on genetic “fingerprinting” in the future(U.S. Department Converting Energy to Medicine). If scientists can learn how these diseases work, there may be a chance to cure those "incurable" diseases.
With atomic bomb programs of their own, Germany and Japan both attempted to build a large spy network within the United States. Most spies were quickly caught and none penetrated the veil of secrecy surrounding the Manhattan Project. German physicists heard rumors and suspected an atomic bomb project was underway in Britain, the United States, or both, but that was all. "Security was a way of life for the Manhattan Project. The goal was to keep the entire atomic bomb program secret from Germany and Japan. In this, Manhattan Project security officials succeeded"(U.S. Department Espionage and the Manhattan
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“The full application of our military power, backed by our resolve, will mean the inevitable and complete destruction of the Japanese armed forces and just as inevitably the utter devastation of the Japanese homeland.(“The Potsdam Proclamation”)" However, Japan would not surrender, because surrendering would be a disgrace. They feared that their emperor would be executed if they surrendered. The U.S. used the atomic bomb to save American and Japanese lives in the long run(Priano). So, at the end of WWII, the U.S. put Japan under international control. The U.S. wanted a peaceful co-existence with Japan, so they allowed Japan to keep their emperor, gave full freedom to their citizens, and created a congress. The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, allowed the U.S. to keep their forces in Japan and fight communism in
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