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.
This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2016 collection.
See also https://visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup2016.
|Topics/Categories:||Cancer Types -- Brain Cancer|
|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.|