The Mesothelioma Matters Webinars will run monthly and each time cover an important topic in the fight against asbestos and asbestos-related diseases.
This month the focus is on new research into gold nanotubes, conducted at Cambridge and Leeds Universities. Gold nanotubes contain physical properties they describe as ‘tunable’, which means that they can tailor the wall thickness, microstructure, composition and ability to absorb particular wavelengths of light.
The study suggests that once inside the cancer cells, the nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth of the width of a human hair – absorb light, causing them to heat up and thereby killing the mesothelioma cells.
The webinar will be available over Zoom and is free for anyone to attend. Click here to register.
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