Category Archive: Upcoming manuscripts

May 01

CD133+ Cancer Stem Cells Role in Metastasis

Excited for the 2nd publication this year through collaborative efforts with Harper Cancer Research Institute’s Karen Dahl (Title: CD133 Promotes Adhesion to the Ovarian Cancer Metastatic Niche). I did the 3D confocal imaging that showed CD133+ ovarian cancer cells clearly penetrate the basal epithelial cells, pointing to metastatic potential of stem cell like cancer cells. Looking …

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Oct 31

Cytocompatibility of Hafnium Oxide Nanoparticle Imaging Probes Prepared Using a Novel Templated Synthesis

This work will be presented at MRS 2018 and at SFB 2018 Statement of Purpose: Hafnium oxide (HfO2) with a k-edge of 50 keV is being explored as a clinical X-ray contrast agent. HfO2 NPs are also in clinical trials as radiosensitizers that induce immune action against tumor sites.   However, the unpredictable stability of commercially …

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Sep 03

Non-Sintered Metal Oxide Nanocrystals

Nanoparticles (NPs) due to their size scale being 1-100 nm, are characterized by a greater surface area per unit mass than the bulk phase of the same material, which makes NPs display chemical reactivity and physical properties that approach the atomic phase. NPs derived from lanthanides (e.g. gadolinium, europium, etc.)  in particular attract a lot …

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