Brain tumors
Brain tumors

Mice induced with Glioblastome multiforme cells

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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

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

Histology image of mice brain implanted with therapeutic hydrogels for glioblastoma

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Colon cancer on Zebrafish
Colon cancer on Zebrafish

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

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RNA triple helix microparticles
RNA triple helix microparticles

High-resolution SEM image of RNA triple-helix microstructures

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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

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The MIT hydrogels
The MIT hydrogels

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

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Gold nanoparticles internalization
Gold nanoparticles internalization

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

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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.

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Nanoparticle's intracellular uptake
Nanoparticle's intracellular uptake

Colorectal cancer cells transfected with siRNA gold nanoparticles

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RNA triple-helix microparticles
RNA triple-helix microparticles

High-resolution SEM image of RNA triple-helix microstructures

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Nanoparticle accumulation in tumors
Nanoparticle accumulation in tumors

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

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Large endosomal entrapment
Large endosomal entrapment

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

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Tumor ablation
Tumor ablation

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

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

ATR-FTIR image of nanobeacons accumulated on lung tissue.

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Gold Nanoparticles
Gold Nanoparticles

TEM image of +/- 20 nm gold nanoparticles

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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.

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Dendrimers uptake on cancer cells
Dendrimers uptake on cancer cells

Intracellular uptake of PAMAM dendrimers on cancer cells

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

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

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Mice gastric tumor imaging
Mice gastric tumor imaging

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

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