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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Caption: Gold nanoparticles embedded in a lipid bilayer membrane can be coupled to biomolecules for the study of specific cellular functions. Here gold nanoparticles have been coupled to biotin (vitamin B7), which plays an essential role in cell growth.

Credit: Groves, et. al

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