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“Health is the highest good” – the truth in this old saying has become the focus of much attention in society in recent years. Better nutrition and health care has led to increased life expectancy. Research in the fields of diagnostics and medicine, functional medical materials, and functional foods has contributed significantly to improvements in the quality of life. In this respect, neutron research plays an important role. Neutrons are used to produce radionuclides for use in treatments and for diagnostic purposes.. Techniques involving fast neutron irradiation therapy have been used as cancer therapy. Furthermore, neutrons are a powerful tool used in food science and for the study of protein dynamics and cell structure.