Robots & Machines

Nanoparticles That Enable Both MRI And Fluorescent Imaging Could Monitor Cancer And Other Diseases

  • The nanoparticles could help scientists track specific molecules produced in the body or monitor a tumor’s environment
  • Future versions of the particles could be designed to detect reactive oxygen species that often correlate with disease
  • The particles can be assembled from building blocks made of polymer chains carrying either an organic MRI contrast agent called a nitroxide or a fluorescent molecule


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