Research

Destroying Tumours With Gold Nanoparticles

Gold can be used to make jewellery, but also to fight cancer. Several clinical trials are currently underway in the United States where patients are being treated with gold nanoparticles.

Future Medical Tests Could Use Bits of RNA

Scientists have devised an improved method for isolating and identifying tiny fragments of RNA in human blood products. The achievement could lead to powerful new ways to diagnose and track a wide range of medical conditions, say the researchers.