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.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
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.