Silica Nanoshells to Deliver Therapy and Image Contrast Agents

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Title: Silica Nanoshells to Deliver Therapy and Image Contrast Agents
Description: Researchers at the Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence for the Treatment, Understanding and Monitoring of Cancer (NanoTumor) headquartered at the University of California, San Diego hope to develop a practical nanotechnology to diagnose, treat, and monitor cancers. This image shows hollow silica nanoshells that were fabricated at the NanoTumor Center by templated sol-gel chemistry and are being applied in the imaging of as well as the targeted drug and gene delivery treatments to cancer.

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Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: William Trogler, Ph.D. and Sadik Esener, Ph.D.
Date Created: September 1, 2008
Date Added: July 21, 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.