High-Energy biophysics?

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Are there any ways particle physics can impact biology? Specifically, being able to use methods from theoretical physics to study biological systems (possible physiology related).
 

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Well, there is something called particle therapy, where they use high energy particle beams to treat cancer. I you didn't hear of it before, it might be a good starting point.

Psychology and biological systems like microorganisms, I have no idea. But I would like to know if you found any applications for High-Energy physics in such a field!
 
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Ion therapy has been mentioned, there are some physicists working together with (medical) doctors, planning treatments and so on.
Sometimes tools used in particle physics can turn out to be useful in biology. Computing on large scales, for example. Or custom-made electronics. The Human Brain Project has some particle physicists.
 

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