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GOLD. A metal used in making money, or coin. It is pure when the metal is unmixed with any other. Standard gold, is gold mixed with some other metal, called alloy. Vide Money.

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When this happens, another enzyme is activated by the bacteria, one that changes the copper and gold compounds into forms that could not be easily absorbed, thereby ensuring fewer molecules of the now-toxic substances reach the cell's interior structure.
Chelating agents, such as penicillamine (Cuprimine[R]) and gold compounds, such as auranofin (Ridaura[R]) are used to decrease inflammation and to slow the destruction of joint tissue.
So, the research team put the two together into certain configurations to see whether the new caffeine-based gold compounds could selectively stop cancer cells from growing without hurting other cells.