Researchers at Purdue University have found tiny particles of gold to be capable of identifying marker proteins on breast cancer cells, a tool that may soon play a critical role in the early detection and monitoring of breast cancer.
The gold nanoparticles created by the research team would provide technology about three times cheaper than the most common current method of identifying such proteins, and would provide substantially increased quality and quantity of data.
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Published On: August 01, 2007