Gold Nanoparticles in Cell Cytosol

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Title: Gold Nanoparticles in Cell Cytosol
Description: Gold nanoparticles have many properties that make them exciting objects of study in cancer research. For example, they are nontoxic, can carry a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic agents, and are small enough to reach targets in the body that other delivery systems can’t. This dark-field image shows the delivery of gold nanoparticles (yellow dots) into the cytosol of a cancer cell.

This image is part of the following collections:
Nanotechnology Image Library
NCI Cancer Close Up 2017
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; Rice University
Creator: Veronika Sapozhnikova, Konstantin Sokolov, Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Date Created: March 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.