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Understanding the Role of Shape for Enhancing Therapeutic Delivery to Cancer by Nanotechnology
07/25/2016 01:00 PM EDT
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) are investigating the role of size and shape of cellular interactions with their uniquely shaped PRINT particles. Examining how cells interact with particles of differing geometries may lead to new insights about how cells internalize synthetic materials and how rational design of shape can be applied for the more efficient delivery of therapeutics by nanoscale materials. The image set shown here is of a cell interacting with a 'helicopter' shaped particle.