BBSRC Press Release: New discovery reveals fate of nanoparticles in human cells

Today’s edition of ACS Nano includes our article on the fate of nanoparticles upon internalization in live cells. BBSRC has issued a Media release. Surely it won’t get this kind of coverage

In the image below, the top section shows nanoparticles in a compartment called endosome in a cell (Transmission Electron Microscopy, fixed cells) while the bottom part is an overlay of bright field microscopy (grey) and photothermal microscopy (yellow-red). The photothermal microscopy allows the direct visualisation of the gold nanoparticles inside the cells. The cartoon on the right is a 3D representation of the enzyme cathepsin L (with a carefully chosen set of colours).


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