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Keywords:

  • fluorescence;
  • imaging agents;
  • nanoparticles;
  • semiconducting polymers;
  • tumors
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Lighting up brain tumors: Highly fluorescent nanodots that consist of semiconducting polymer blends were attached to the peptide ligand chlorotoxin. The nanodot–chlorotoxin conjugates were specifically targeted to malignant brain tumors in a transgenic mouse model, thus proving their potential as in vivo probes for clinical cancer diagnostics (see picture).