Nanoparticles in Brain Metastases

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Title: Nanoparticles in Brain Metastases
Description: Cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the brain is normally untreatable because the protective blood-brain barrier blocks entry of most therapeutics. Nanoparticles capable of carrying drugs and "hitchhiking" across the barrier may allow the delivery of life-saving therapies to these tumors. This image shows blood vessels (red), cell nuclei (blue), and human metastatic breast cancer cells (green) in a mouse's brain, after intravenous administration of experimental nanoparticles that can cross the blood-brain barrier.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ California Institute of Technology
Creator: Emily Wyatt, Mark Davis
Date Created: July 2016
Date Added: March 20, 2017
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.