Polymeric Nanoparticles Which Can Diffuse Through Brain Tissue More Efficiently than Before

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Title: Polymeric Nanoparticles Which Can Diffuse Through Brain Tissue More Efficiently than Before
Description: Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) are developing much larger than previously expected “brain-penetrating nanoparticles” that can diffuse and distribute within normal rodent and human brain tissue. This image, taken real-time through a cranial window, shows how much more efficiently 60-nm nanoparticles (red) densely coated with a non-adhesive, non-toxic polymer can spread away from the site of injection, compared to conventional adhesive, charged particles (purple) of the same size.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Kurt Sailor; Elizabeth Nance; Graeme Woodworth, M.D.; and Justin Hanes, Ph.D.
Date Created: February 1, 2013
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.