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Tumor Cells Can't Eat Gold, Either

Empty-Handed Delivery Man Nevertheless Fights Cancer

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Researchers have used a gold-based nanoparticle that mimics high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, to kill lymphoma cells. The nanoparticle consists of a gold core that is used as a scaffold for fats and proteins. Such a combination, Shad Thaxton told BioWorld Today, is fairly typical of nanoparticle-based drug delivery.

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