UC nanoparticle designs target and treat early stage cancer cells by killing those cells with heat, delivered from inside the cell itself. Normal cells are thus left unaffected by the treatment regimen.
Schematic of nanoparticle construction.
Credit: University of Cincinnati
Support for this research was provided by a National Science Foundation grant under contract number MSF (1343568) titled “Development of Nanotechnology Minor Focused on Nano Biomedicine and Sustainable Energy.”