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Reimagining MRI contrast: Iron outperforms gadolinium

08/24/2018

Image: illustration of the gold nanomatryoshkas; Copyright: Luke Henderson/Rice University

Scientists added iron chelates and fluorescent dye to multi-layered gold nanomatryoshkas to create particles that can be used for disease therapy and diagnostics. By varying the thickness of the layers, scientists can tune the theranostic particles to convert light into cancer-killing heat.