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Keywords:

  • bioinorganic chemistry;
  • cadmium;
  • imaging agents;
  • luminescence;
  • quantum dots
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Dots in cells: Recent advances in the use of functionalized semiconductor quantum dots in bioimaging, from cancer studies to blood-flow monitoring, are described. The image shows a mouse fibroplast labeled with two different sizes (and therefore two different colors) of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots.