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Gold nanoparticles shine light on cancer cure

Gold nanoparticles can produce heat when a laser is shined on them. Image: ‘Nanostar 1’ by NIST is in the public domain

06 February, 2017

Whether it is by heating up tumour cells so they are more susceptible to cancer drugs, or by showing researchers exactly which molecules can stop cancer growing, tiny gold nanoparticles are opening up new avenues in the fight against the disease. Read more...