Brain tumors
Brain tumors

Mice induced with Glioblastome multiforme cells

Intracellular microRNA-gold nanoparticles
Intracellular microRNA-gold nanoparticles

Gold Nanoparticles-miRs (red) invade cells (green) and relocate to the nucleus (blue) in 3D human cell culture model

Brain tumor therapy with implanted hydrogels
Brain tumor therapy with implanted hydrogels

Histology image of mice brain implanted with therapeutic hydrogels for glioblastoma

Colon cancer on Zebrafish
Colon cancer on Zebrafish

Confocal microscopy image of zebrafish larvae bearing colon cancer tumors (in red)

RNA triple helix microparticles
RNA triple helix microparticles

High-resolution SEM image of RNA triple-helix microstructures

Macrophages eating nanoparticles
Macrophages eating nanoparticles

siRNA nanoparticles (green) scavenged by tumour-associated macrophages expressing VEGF (red), a protein that helps tumours form new blood vessels to get nutrients

The MIT hydrogels
The MIT hydrogels

Dual-colour hydrogel scaffolds made of RNA-triple-helix nanoconjugates pre-incubated with complementary miR targets

Gold nanoparticles internalization
Gold nanoparticles internalization

Breast cancer cells (in red) internalized by miRNA-gold nanoparticles (in green).

RNA triple-helix hydrogel scaffold
RNA triple-helix hydrogel scaffold

Cryosection of dendrimer–dextran adhesive hydrogel depicting adhesive morphology. Red spots represent the triple-helix nanoparticles.

Nanoparticle's intracellular uptake
Nanoparticle's intracellular uptake

Colorectal cancer cells transfected with siRNA gold nanoparticles

RNA triple-helix microparticles
RNA triple-helix microparticles

High-resolution SEM image of RNA triple-helix microstructures

Nanoparticle accumulation in tumors
Nanoparticle accumulation in tumors

Tumor tissue impregnated with smart gold nanorods (in green) and gold nanospheres (in red).

Large endosomal entrapment
Large endosomal entrapment

Lung cancer cells with huge endosomal structures full of engineered gold nanoparticles

Tumor ablation
Tumor ablation

Thermal imaging of mice implanted with a gel doped with smart nanorods that can heat up when illuminated in NIR

Macro ATR-FTIR imaging of the lung
Macro ATR-FTIR imaging of the lung

ATR-FTIR image of nanobeacons accumulated on lung tissue.

Triple threat for colon cancer
Triple threat for colon cancer

Local triple-combination therapy results in tumour regression and prevents recurrence in a colon cancer model

Hydrogel doped with gold nanobeacons
Hydrogel doped with gold nanobeacons

Implantable hydrogel embedded dark-gold nanoswitch as a theranostic probe to sense and overcome cancer multidrug resistance.

Dendrimers uptake on cancer cells
Dendrimers uptake on cancer cells

Intracellular uptake of PAMAM dendrimers on cancer cells

Sky@Night - Dark-field imaging
Sky@Night - Dark-field imaging

Dark-field imaging of cells internalized with PEG-gold nanoparticles.

Mice gastric tumor imaging
Mice gastric tumor imaging

Gold nanobeacons (in red) able to image and detect a gastric tumor in vivo