University of Utah undergraduate wins top science prize for gold nano "cages"

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  • ute_scientist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    I'm normally not inclined to comment on message boards but am compelled to do so in response to MyChildrensKeeper's comment. If this was a cure for cancer you wouldn't want it. Really? All because it uses small amounts of gold and you associate gold with money and not medicine. Would you decline an MRI because you don't understand gadolinium and magnetic resonance physics? If your doctor sits down with you and shows you the evidence of how these or any pills can save your life I hope that is a decision you could make for yourself or your family. $1000/pill is too much? At one pill a week you don't think $50k for the year is enough to save your kid's life? This has little to do with drug companies. It is most likely paid for by a government agency and if successful would be acquired by pharma upon completion of a few successful clinical trials. That means that your medication prices don't go up to cover the costs of failed research attempts in pharma pipelines. More money should be dedicated to such research. It gives people jobs and saves lives.

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    Oct. 15, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    It is wonderful to see progress in such a remarkable field of study. We need more of this type of work. What a great development.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Oct. 15, 2011 7:50 a.m.

    Great Job! Sounds like a great idea. Cancer has taken several of those who I love, we need to beat Cancer. Thanks for all of your research!! Hopefully everything turns out very well with this.

  • MyChildrensKeeper Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 15, 2011 6:02 a.m.

    It's really happening? We now have the real "Golden Pill" being developed, at $1,000/nano pill?

    Something we can all celebrate and be proud to have, your own private collection on golden nano pills. Instead of people stealing drugs they steal your blood and melt down the nano pills.

    Cancer or not, wouldn't want them in me. And wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to cure cancer if they went to the source of cancer manufacture and development? Trying to treat cancer is costing too much even with insurance, time to stop the carnage of cancer manufacturing by drug and chemical companies.