NIR shines on gold nanorods in tumor to flip a genetic switch in T-cells

NIR shines on gold nanorods in tumor to flip a genetic switch in T-cells

A graphic depiction of how the cancer-fighting remote control works: Near-infrared laser light gently pulsates onto gold nanorods that lightly heat cancer-killing T-cells in tumorous tissue. The heat activates a gene switch in the immune cells that massively boosts specific gene expressions, making the T-cells much more active. Credit: Georgia Tech / Kwong / Miller

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Cancer Research, Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Keywords
immunotherapy, near infrared laser, NIR, gold nanoparticles, gold nanorods, cancer, tumor, phantom tumor, genetic switch, heat sensitive, T-cell, T-cells, chemotherapy, cancer-fighting, Toxicity, heat shock, cytokines
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Apr 18, 2018 - 1:07pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 18, 2018 - 1:09pm