Scientists from Stanford have used lab made gold nanoparticles to highlight malignant tissue in the brain so surgeons can easily cut out tumors while leaving the healthy bits just fine.
The gold orbs are injected into the patient and then left to bleed out through leaky blood vessels in pats of the brain damaged by the tumor. That's when they get stuck in the bad tissue itself, marking it out for the scalpel when viewed with the right imaging.
Gold has its use after all! And not just for making you look rich.
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Ordering a decaf cup of coffee? Gasp! Sacrilege! How could you? But if you've ever wondered how it was possible to make decaf, you're not alone. Mental Floss answers all of that in a video below. Read more
Apple has so much money, its spaceship campus is already underway right now. And now, you get a birds-eye view of it courtesy of a YouTuber with a drone and GoPro camera. Here's a peek of it. Read more