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March 14th, 2006

Gold Nanorods May Make Safer Cancer Treatment

Abstract:
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Francisco, have found an even more effective and safer way to detect and kill cancer cells. By changing the shapes of gold nanospheres into cylindrical gold nanorods, they can detect malignant tumors hidden deeper under the skin, like breast cancer, and selectively destroy them with lasers only half as powerful as before without harming the healthy cells. The method, which allows for a safer, deeper penetrating noninvasive cancer treatment.

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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