Gold Nanoparticles

Smithsonian Magazine

How Doctors Are Harnessing the Power of Gold to Fight Cancer

February 2014

Magazine article: “Gold’s immortality—the fact that it doesn’t interact with most compounds and thus doesn’t corrode—makes it essentially nontoxic to the body. This characteristic gives it huge potential value in medicine, for mundane procedures like dental fillings and, in the era of nano­technology, for diagnosing and treating deadly diseases.”

Image: Texture 71: Gold by WanderingSoul-Stox