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March 13th, 2008

Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology on Edge of 'Knowledge Frontier'

Abstract:
Kattesh Katti, professor of radiology and physics and senior research scientist at the MU Research Reactor, was honored on Tuesday, March 4, with the Outstanding Missourian Award for his work in treating cancer. Katti recently discovered how to make gold nanoparticles using gold salts, soybeans and water - research that has garnered worldwide attention and could have applications in several disciplines.

University of Missouri scientist Kattesh Katti recently discovered how to make gold nanoparticles using gold salts, soybeans and water. Katti's research has garnered attention worldwide and the environmentally-friendly discovery could have major applications in several disciplines.

Gold nanoparticles are tiny pieces of gold, so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye. Researchers believe gold nanoparticles will be used in cancer detection and treatment, the production of "smart" electronic devices, the treatment of certain genetic eye diseases and the development of "green" automobiles.

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