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Golden nanocages to put the heat on cancer cells

ElectricSteve (1655317) writes | more than 4 years ago

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ElectricSteve (1655317) writes "Researchers have been searching for a highly targeted medical treatment that attacks cancer cells but leaves healthy tissue alone. The approach taken by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) is to use "gold nanocages" that, when injected, selectively accumulate in tumors. When the tumors are later bathed in laser light, the surrounding tissue is barely warmed, but the nanocages convert light to heat, killing the malignant cells."
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Gold Nanocages (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31489810)

Will I get money by selling them back to the doctor?

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