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.

This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2016 collection.

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Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Brain Cancer
Type: Color, Photo
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.