Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

Image credit: Jing Claussen (iThera Medical, Germany)
Image credit: Jing Claussen (iThera Medical, Germany)

Researchers at the University of Leeds have successfully tested a new concept involving gold nanotubes on a mouse model of human cancer. These nanotubes can be used to reveal, kill, and deliver medicine to the cancer. It will be a while before this technique would be available for humans but if successful, this would be a way to treat cancer with minimal invasion and side-effects like those from chemotherapy.

Read more at: http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/15/gold-nanotubes-fight-cancer/

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