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Gold Particles Could Be Used in the Treatment of Cancer, Study Shows

By The Sirius Report

Tiny gold particles could potentially be used to treat cancer, new research suggests. Scientists at Edinburgh University have completed a study which shows that the precious metal increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer cells.

It was discovered that gold has the ability to act as a catalyst for chemotherapy and that these catalytic abilities can be accessed in living things without causing any side effects. In this case, a tiny gold device was implanted in the brain of a zebrafish and was shown to be effective.

Even though the treatment has not yet been tested on humans, researchers hope that the technology could one day be used to reduce side effects of current chemotherapy treatments by precisely targeting diseased cells without damaging healthy tissue.

Since the gold itself does nothing to the cells, the implant can be placed for example in a brain tumor. Specifically designed precursors within the device will become the drug and all the healthy organs will be unaffected by the chemotherapy.

By The Sirius Report

Tiny gold particles could potentially be used to treat cancer, new research suggests. Scientists at Edinburgh University have completed a study which shows that the precious metal increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer cells.

It was discovered that gold has the ability to act as a catalyst for chemotherapy and that these catalytic abilities can be accessed in living things without causing any side effects. In this case, a tiny gold device was implanted in the brain of a zebrafish and was shown to be effective.

Even though the treatment has not yet been tested on humans, researchers hope that the technology could one day be used to reduce side effects of current chemotherapy treatments by precisely targeting diseased cells without damaging healthy tissue.

Since the gold itself does nothing to the cells, the implant can be placed for example in a brain tumor. Specifically designed precursors within the device will become the drug and all the healthy organs will be unaffected by the chemotherapy.


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