Special Gold Nanoparticles Show Promise for "Cooking" Cancer Cells

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 12:43 in Health & Medicine

Researchers have developed the first hollow gold nanospheres -- smaller than the finest flecks of dust -- that search out and "cook" cancer cells. The cancer-destroying nanospheres show particular promise as a minimally invasive future treatment for malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, the researchers say. Their study is scheduled for presentation in March at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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