article websiteCancer cells and normal cells both have DNA. This has been a known fact for a while, but when cancer cells are introduced to gold nanoparticles they have a unique structure they give off. The normal healthy cells DNA does not give this this unique structure. So a team of researchers headed by Matt Trau, a professor at the University Queensland Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology is trying to invent a test that will detect all cancers in patients. By creating a test with gold nanoparticles the test had a 90 percent successful identification of cancer. That is pretty good but the technology is in its very early stages. Another obstacle that the test must hurdle is the test cant detect rare types of cancers. If the team can overcome these two obstacles this test can possible save millions of peoples lives.
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