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Contact: Rex Graham
University of California - San Diego

Toxic Nanoparticle Effects

Caption: These PC12 cells were exposed to no (left), low (center), and high (right) concentrations of iron oxide nanoparticles in the presence of nerve growth factor, which normally stimulates these neuronal cells to form thread-like extensions called neurites.

Credit: UC San Diego

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