Gold lights up blocked arteries

Researchers at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University are developing gold nano-rods to help identify and treat blocked arteries. The tiny gold particles are absorbed by macrophages (bacteria-viruses) in the blood to illuminate problem areas. Combining them with good cholesterol can then clear the blockages.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-study-uses-gold-particles-to-search-and-destroy-artery-blockages/

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