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Gold to fight cancer

According to a recent study, tiny flecks of gold could be used in the fight against cancer.

According to the media , a group of researchers have just completed a study which shows the precious metal increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer cells.

Gold to fight cancer

Minute fragments, known as gold nanoparticles, were encased in a chemical device by the research team.

While this has not yet been tested on humans, it is hoped such a device could one day be used to reduce side effects of current chemotherapy treatments by precisely targeting diseased cells without damaging healthy tissue.

Gold is a safe chemical element and has the ability to accelerate, or catalyse, chemical reactions.

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