[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Gold Nanoparticles 'Smell' Cancer

Caption: Gold nanoparticles (at left) with green fluorescent protein (GFP) 'smell' different cancer types in much the same way our noses identify and remember different odors. At right, the distinct protein levels in a cancer interact with the particle to generate patterns used to identify cancer type.

Credit: UMass Amherst

Usage Restrictions: None

Related news release: UMass Amherst Chemists Develop Nose-like Sensor Array to ‘Smell’ Cancer Diagnoses


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]