Artist's impression of gold nanoparticles, a promising tool in the fight against cancer

Of the many weapons science has come to offer in the fight against cancer, ones that are showing plenty of potential are gold nanoparticles. We have seen how these could be grown inside tumors to tackle the problem from the inside, deliver drugs that do the job for them, or even explode to take out cancerous cells, but they aren’t without their problems. Scientists in Japan have found a solution to one of these drawbacks, finding that adding ring-shaped compounds to the mix can limit the buildup of clumps that otherwise inhibit their performance.

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