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Contact: Janet Lathrop
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

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