SNA Nanoconjugates in Glioblastoma

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Title: SNA Nanoconjugates in Glioblastoma
Description: Cancers in the brain are especially difficult to treat because a protective blood-brain barrier blocks the entry of most therapeutics. Researchers are investigating the use of new nanotechnology methods to carry therapeutics across the barrier. Here spherical nucleic acid (SNA) nanoparticles (yellow) carrying a therapeutic microRNA molecule were able to cross the blood-brain barrier of a mouse brain implanted with human glioma cells, a type of brain cancer.

This image is part of the following collections:
Nanotechnology Image Library
NCI Cancer Close Up 2017
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Brain Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University
Creator: Fotini Kouri, Emily Day, Alexander Stegh, Chad Mirkin
Date Created: 2014
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.