Nanoparticles in Liver Tumor

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Title: Nanoparticles in Liver Tumor
Description: Researchers are studying different kinds of nanoparticles for how well, and how fast, they might deliver drugs and other agents to specific targets in the body. Here, a rabbit carrying a liver tumor with high demand for glucose was treated with titanium dioxide shell nanoparticles covered with glucose. A small area of a thin tissue section was imaged by elemental fluorescence microscopy using X-rays focused to a nanaometer spot. One hour after injection, some of the nanoparticles (aggregates outlined by titanium signal in blue) found their way into cells (cytoplasm outlined by sulfur signal in green) and cell nuclei (nuclear DNA outlined by phosphorus signal in red).

This image is part of the following collections:
Nanotechnology Image Library
NCI Cancer Close Up 2017
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Liver Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Creator: Junjing Deng, Si Chen, Tatjana Paunesku, Tamer Refaat, Andrew Larson, Chris Jacobsen, Stefan Vogt, Gayle Woloschak
Date Created: November 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.