Nanoparticles in Glioma Cell Nuclei

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Title: Nanoparticles in Glioma Cell Nuclei
Description: Water-insoluble compounds such as curcumin can be difficult to deliver to cells because they cannot travel through the body's watery environment. Nanotechnologies may be able to transport water-insoluble compounds into cancer cells and may also transport them across the blood-brain barrier, a protective shield around blood vessels in the brain. This image shows that curcumin-conjugated nanoparticles (green) were able to reach the nuclei (blue) of brain tumor cells in mice.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Brain Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Henry Ford Hospital
Creator: Meser M. Ali
Date Created: January 2017
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.