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Nanotechnology has opened the door for medical applications that work at the molecular level to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. This investigation models one approach to treating cancer that uses gold nanoshells to locate and destroy cancer. Students will also learn about different experimental approaches to medical treatments using nanoscale techniques.
This excellent article gives detailed background information about developments in nanomedicine. The it has an activity that simulates using gold nanoshells to cure a cancer.
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)
This book chapter describes an investigation that models one approach to treating cancer that uses gold nanoshells to locate and destroy cancer. Students are given a scenario about a cancer patient and do an experiment with gel substances to show how the cancer is isolated and destroyed. Excellent background information is given in the article.
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