Nanoparticles in the Brain

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Title: Nanoparticles in the Brain
Description: 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 Created: 2015
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.