Gold nanotubes -- tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair -- could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, according to a team of researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds.
As reported in Science Daily, a study published in October, researchers demonstrated that once inside the cancer cells, the nanotubes absorb light, causing them to heat up, thereby killing the cells. Read the article.
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