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    President seeks Australian nuclear technology for CKDu research

    b3ce12145d28fc745f90dabbdc2d4e61_LPresident Maithripala Sirisena made an inspection tour to the Australia’s nuclear agency, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) yesterday (26th May) to see its advanced research on utilization of nuclear science for disease diagnosis and medication.

    ANSTO already provides nuclear technology based medicines to cancer patients in many countries. The research has found out that many effective nuclear technology based medicines for diseases such as thyroid cancer, prostate cancer and liver cancer.


    Dr Paterson explained to the President that ANSTO could use nuclear technology to test the ground water for possible harmful minerals due to pesticides and suggest possible cancer treatments.


    On 25th May, the ANSTO signed an MOU with the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease to assist in the fight against the CKDu.

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