Volume 92 Issue 28 | p. 30 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 14, 2014

Nanoparticle-Spiked Drink Aids Intestinal Imaging In Mice

Micellar naphthalocyanine dye particles let researchers use photoacoustic imaging to spy on tough-to-see sections of the gut
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: nanoparticle, naphthalocyanine, photacoustic tomography, small intestine

Stuffed between the stomach and the large intestine, the small intestine is a 23-foot digestive wonder. But when there’s trouble brewing down there, doctors can have a tough time seeing precisely what’s going on because typical medical imaging techniques can’t detect the small movements of muscles propelling food through the turning and twisting organ. A team led by Jonathan F. Lovell of the University at Buffalo, SUNY; Weibo . . .

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