Nanosensors in Breast Tumor

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Title: Nanosensors in Breast Tumor
Description: A nanosensor is a molecule that can indicate the presence of specific chemical, nanoparticle, or physical characteristic. Here a fluorescent nanosensor (cyan) and a chemical with anti-cancer activity (dichloroacetic acid) were injected into the blood vessels (red) of a mouse implanted with human breast cancer (green). This image shows that the nanosensor detects the presence of dichloroacetic acid near the tumor.

This image is part of the following collections:
Nanotechnology Image Library
NCI Cancer Close Up 2017
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Stanford University
Creator: Adam Shuhendler, Kanyi Pu, Jianghong Rao
Date Created: January 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.