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Gold could be used to treat cancer, scientists say

Tiny flecks of gold could be used in the fight against cancer, new research has suggested. Scientists at Edinburgh University have just completed a study which shows the precious metal increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer cells. Minute fragments, known as gold nanoparticles, were encased in a chemical device by the research team.

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LISTEN LIVE NOW: NASA Discusses Upcoming GOLD Edge-of-Space Mission

At 1 p.m. EST today (1800 GMT), NASA officials will discuss the upcoming GOLD mission to investigate Earth's upper atmosphere, which launches tomorrow (Jan. 25) from French Guiana. Listen live here!

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Space News Webcasts: NASA Discusses Upcoming GOLD Edge-of-Space Mission

At 1 p.m. EST today (1800 GMT), NASA officials will discuss the upcoming GOLD mission to investigate Earth's upper atmosphere, which launches tomorrow (Jan. 25) from French Guiana. Listen live here!

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Watch Live Today! Ariane 5 Rocket Launching NASA GOLD Experiment at 5:20 pm ET

NASA's new GOLD mission to investigate Earth's upper atmosphere, which launches today (Jan. 25) on an Ariane 5 rocket at 5:20 p.m. EST from Guiana Space Center in from French Guiana. Watch it live here!