Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Gold "nano-bullets" shoot down tumours

November 4th, 2003

Gold "nano-bullets" shoot down tumours

Abstract:
Gold "nano-bullets" could seek and destroy inoperable human cancers, suggest new studies by US scientists. The tiny silica particles are plated with gold and heat up when near infrared light (NIR) is shone on them. This kills the cancer cells. Tests on human breast cancers, both in the test tube and in tumours in mice, were highly successful, the researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (more on earlier article)

Source:
NewScientist

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanomedicine

The role of lipid nanoparticles and its surface modification in reaching the brain: This article by Dr. Manoli Igartua et al. is published in Current Drug Delivery, Volume 15, Issue 9, 2018 December 14th, 2018

A summary of electrospun nanofibers as drug delivery system: This article by Dr. Josť Manuel Cornejo Bravo et al. is published in Current Drug Delivery, Volume 15 , Issue 10 , 2018 December 14th, 2018

Vitamin E TPGS emulsified vinorelbine bitartrate loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN): This article by Dr. Sanjay Singh et al. is published in Current Drug Delivery, Volume 15 , Issue 8 , 2018 December 14th, 2018

Collagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise December 14th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project