Contributed by: AdminStaff2 · August 23, 2008 @ 04:27 AM MDT · Views: 1,227
Beyond jewelry: Engineering new uses for gold
MIT researchers see precious metal's value in war on cancer, other applications
Anne Trafton, News Office
The glitter of gold may hold more than just beauty, or so says a team of MIT researchers that is working on ways to use tiny gold rods to fight cancer, deliver drugs and more.
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Photo / Christopher Huang
Andy Wijaya, an MIT graduate student in chemical engineering,
prepares a gold nanorod solution for pump-probe spectroscopy
with (standing, left to right)postdoc Aaron Schmidt and professors
Gang Chen and Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli observing.