Gold Nanoparticle-Loaded Neural Stem Cells for Photothermal Ablation of Cancer.

Adv Healthc Mater
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Kenna Schnarr , Rachael Mooney , Yiming Weng , Donghong Zhao , Elizabeth Garcia , Brian Armstrong , Alexander J Annala , Seung U Kim , Karen S Aboody , Jacob M Berlin
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Neural stem cells maintain their tumor tropism after internalizing gold nanorods. When exposed to a laser, the loaded cells heat up, destroying surrounding tumor cells.

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