Increasing Radiosensitivity of Cervical Cancer with Titanium Nanoparticle Clusters

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Title: Increasing Radiosensitivity of Cervical Cancer with Titanium Nanoparticle Clusters
Description: Cervical cancer is resistant to many forms of therapy, including radiation, making it a virtually incurable tumor. Researchers at the Northwestern University Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence have developed core-shell-peptide nanoparticles capable of entering a cancer cell’s cytoplasm and nucleus and making these cells much more sensitive to radiation therapy. This image is a still shot reconstructed from X-ray fluorescence tomographic images of one human cervical cancer cell’s nucleus (gold color), with titanium nanoparticle clusters (green) in the cell cytoplasm and nucleus.

This image is part of the Nanotechnology Image Library collection.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Si Chen Ph.D., William Liu M.S., Tatjana Paunesku Ph.D., Stefan Vogt Ph.D., Gayle E. Woloschak Ph.D., and Ye Yuan Ph.D.
Date Created: June 1, 2014
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.