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September 8, 2023

Vials of nanoparticle solution that can target cancer biomarkers

These vials of nanoparticle solution, shown against a projected tissue sample scan, can be used to target multiple cancer biomarkers by giving off two distinct signals when lit by one fluorescent wavelength -- a feature that could help doctors distinguish tumor borders and identify metastatic cancers.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants MCB 2205665 and CBET 2030421.]

Learn more in the University of Illinois news story Imaging agents light up two cancer biomarkers at once to give more complete picture of tumor. (Date of image: 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 8, 2023)

Credit: Fred Zwicky/University of Illinois

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