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Chemotherapeutic coatings enhance tumor-frying nanoparticles

researchers add a to a nanoparticle therapy already proven to target, heat and destroy tumors

Cell Uptake
The cells in this image have turned fluorescent pink, showing that the new results in high cellular uptake after being irradiated by near infrared light.
Credit: Jennifer West, Duke University


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This research was supported by the (T32EB009379 and U54CA151668).

Hydrogel-Coated Near Infrared Absorbing Nanoshells as Light-Responsive Drug Delivery Vehicles.” and . ACS Biomaterials, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00111

Duke University