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In Brief

Can You Hear Me Now? Scientists Find Nanoparticles Have a Language of Their Own

Nanoparticles were thought of a silent partner in imaging technologies. They’re now being recognized as an important source of subatomic chatter.

MSK light bright image

In the Lab

Special Delivery: Nano-Size Particles Carry Personalized Medicines to Cancer’s Doorstep

Using computer intelligence, scientists are building drug-loaded nanoparticles that deliver a knockout blow to cancer.

MSK chemist Daniel Heller with models of his nanoparticles

In the Lab

Detective Work: How Implantable Nanosensors Could Monitor Cancer Activity

Learn how tiny sensors made of nanotubes could serve as implantable devices that offer a noninvasive way to monitor cancer and its treatments.

Wearable device on woman’s arm with labels indicating beams going into nanotubes and coming back out for analysis.

In the Lab

Nanoparticles Help Drugs Target Head and Neck Cancers with Reduced Side Effects

Researchers devised a novel method to ferry drugs to head and neck cancers using nanoparticles that naturally stick to a protein in tumor blood vessels.

Medical illustration of nanoparticle spheres attacking cancer cell, which is beginning to disintegrate.

In the Lab

Hacking Metastasis: Nanotechnology Researchers Find New Way to Target Tumors

A protein in blood vessels that plays a role in cancer metastasis is a promising target for delivering cancer drugs to tumors using nanoparticles.

Metastatic tumor in the lung, with different colors used to represent the cell nuclei, the blood vessels, and the P-selectin protein.

Snapshot

The Inner Light: Nanotechnology Reveals Density of Tumors

MSK nanotechnology researchers have developed an innovative approach for measuring the permeability of living tumors.

Cellular sphere that is purple and lit throughout by yellow-orange light.

In the Lab

Miniature Device Could Unlock the Promise of Some Kidney Cancer Drugs

Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have engineered a tiny particle that could ferry drugs directly to the kidneys and prevent their uptake in other organs.

Proximal tubule of the kidney.

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches New Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology

The new center brings together scientists and clinicians working in various fields who will use the power of imaging to speed research and innovations in cancer care.

Pictured: Jason Lewis, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis & Daniel Heller

Q&A

New Imaging Method Lights Up Cancer Cells during Surgery

A new optical-imaging approach could enable surgeons to more precisely visualize cancerous tissue during an operation.

Pictured: Michelle Bradbury

Video

Tiny Solutions for Big Problems: A Visit to the Lab of Daniel Heller

The research team of chemist and engineer Daniel Heller creates new nanoscale materials that are specially designed to improve biological research or solve clinical problems.

Pictured: Daniel Heller