Direct Observation of Nanotube Delivery to Understanding Nanoparticle Tumor Targeting Effects

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Title: Direct Observation of Nanotube Delivery to Understanding Nanoparticle Tumor Targeting Effects
Description: Researchers at the Stanford University Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Translation (CCNE-T) are developing nanotubes for cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. As part of this work, they are applying advanced microscopic techniques to study and improve efficiency of how nanoparticles target tumors in living mice. This image shows blood vessels (light blue) infiltrating brain cancer (purple) in a live mouse. The high resolution achieved here enables single cancer cells to be visualized and allows direct observation and quantification of nanoparticle delivery and their targeting cancer cells.

This image is part of the Nanotechnology Image Library collection.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Brain Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Bryan Smith, Ph.D., and Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D.
Date Created: April 1, 2013
Date Added: July 21, 2016
Access: Public
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.