Targeted Nanochains in Brain Tumor

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Title: Targeted Nanochains in Brain Tumor
Description: Nanoparticle penetration of brain tumors can be limited due to protective barriers around the brain and the tumor. Access to invasive tumors that have spread throughout the brain is even more challenging. Nanoparticles with a linear chain-like design, called nanochains, may more effectively penetrate invasive brain tumors. Here, mice with invasive glioma tumors were injected with nanochains decorated with tumor-targeting molecules. These MRI images show that the nanochains (blue) are able to penetrate the original glioma brain tumor as well as invasive cancer cells that have spread into the surrounding areas.

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 \ Case Western Reserve University
Creator: Gil Covarrubias, David Wilson, Chris Flask, Efstathios Karathanasis
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.