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Tumor-Associated Macrophages with Fluorescent Nanoparticles
07/25/2016 01:00 PM EDT
Researchers at the MIT-Harvard Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) have found that tumor-associated macrophages play key roles in tumor progression and during treatment. The intravital microscope image comes from a live mouse and displays tumor cells (in green from their expression of a fluorescent protein) surrounded by tumor macrophages (in red from a targeted fluorescent 25nm nanoparticle to track their location over time). The blue represents the tumor vasculature.