Gallery: 16-Year-Old Creates Cancer-Killing Nanoparticle Bullet


In the battle to beat cancer, everyone is looking the elusive silver bullet. In this case, the bullet may actually be made of gold, and it has been developed by a 16-year-old. Indian-born Arjun Nair has been awarded a $5,000 prize from the Ottawa headquarters of the National Research Council of Canada for his work as part of the 2013 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC). Using the experimental method of Photothermal therapy (PTT), the nanobullet he devised would inject cancer-killing gold particles to seek out and destroy the harmful cells.

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  1. foxmind May 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Congratulations to Arjun, but the Idea has already been discovered and executed & the human trials phase will start soon
    ,the original founder of this idea is the Egyptian American Professor Mostafa El-Sayed at Georgia Tech.
    Prof:Mostafa and his team have been running experiments for years now and the results are very promising, maybe very soon we\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ll hear the breaking news that all types of cancer are finally (CURABLE).

  2. drm2g April 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    The statement: “…everyone is looking the elusive silver bullet.” is a completely unfounded assumption and has no place in supposedly factual reporting. While I applaud the work highlighted, there are over 400 known cancer cures already, many thoroughly documented. To expect a cure supported by mainstream channels is amazingly naive.

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