Friday, 18 October 2013

Gold-plated nano-bits find, destroy cancer cells


By merging gold and iron oxide particles and adding antibodies to guide them through the bloodstream, researchers managed to target and kill cancer cells with absorbed infrared heat.

Cancer cells need to be heated up a few degrees to die, and this technique targets them better without causing damage to healthy tissue.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1gPmvQH via Cornell Chronicle