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.

This image is part of the Nanotechnology Image Library collection.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
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.