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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.
These slow-acting medications include a potpourri of agents from different pharmacologic classes including immunosuppressive agents, specific anti-cytokine agents, antimalarial agents, chelating agents and even gold compounds. As a whole, medications used in the treatment of RA that modify immune function have been associated with significant adverse effects, including increased risk of serious bacterial, fungal and viral infections as well as the development of cancers.
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.