Remote control of cancer cells using magnet

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  • By Jakub Gemperle By Caswell lab


Imaging the movement of microinjected GFP-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles (green) inside ovarian cancer cells that have a labelled actin cytoskeleton (red). These nanoparticles are controlled by magnetic force (sharp magnetig tip visible as "black shadow" on the right).

left part of the movie: fluorescent imaging

right part of the movie: overlay of brightfield imaging with the fluorescence 

The movement of the magentic tip ("black shadow") triggers the movement and concentration of nanoparticles towards the magnet.

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