Gold Nano Stars for the Remote Control of Near-Infrared-Triggered Photothermal Treatment of Brain Tumors in Freely Behaving Mice

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Title: Gold Nano Stars for the Remote Control of Near-Infrared-Triggered Photothermal Treatment of Brain Tumors in Freely Behaving Mice
Description: Thermal images of an excised brain with tumor areas injected with gold nanostars. Near-infrared (NIR) surface plasmon characteristics of gold nanostars enable the precise treatment of deep brain tumors in freely behaving mice. Additioanlly, the nanostars' surface coating enables their selective diffusion in tumor tissues after intratumoral administration, leading to the exclusive heating of tumors for treatment.

Source: Arami H, Kananian S, Khalifehzadeh L, Patel CB, Chang E, Tanabe Y, Zeng Y, Madsen SJ, Mandella MJ, Natarajan A, Peterson EE, Sinclair R, Poon ASY, Gambhir SS. Remotely controlled near-infrared-triggered photothermal treatment of brain tumours in freely behaving mice using gold nanostar´╗┐s. Nat Nanotechnol. 2022 Sep;17(9):1015-1022. doi: 10.1038/s41565-022-01189-y. Epub 2022 Aug 22. PMID: 35995855; PMCID: PMC9649331.

See also pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35995855/.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Date Created: Unknown
Date Added: November 15, 2023
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