Nanoparticles in the Brain
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|Title:||Nanoparticles in the Brain|
Treating cancer in the brain is particularly difficult because most drug molecules are not small enough to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Researchers wonder whether nanoparticles can serve as a drug-delivery mechanism. This image shows nanoparticles (red) being taken up in the brain of a live rat model with glioblastoma (in green). Nuclear DNA is in blue; tumor-associated macrophages in white.
This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project and selected for exhibit.
|Topics/Categories:||Cancer Types -- Brain Cancer|
|Type:||Color, Photo (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute \ Yale Cancer Center|
|Creator:||Eric Hoyeon Song, Alice Gaudin, W. Mark Saltzman|
|Date Added:||April 11, 2016|
|Reuse Restrictions:||None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.|