Photo essay from hospital. Medical Imaging Laboratory. Research at Necker Medical School in Paris, France and the Center for Magnetic Resonance at Bicêtre Hospital, in the French region of Ile-de-France. Verification of an MRI technique to direct paramagnetic liposomes towards a tumor, using a magnet. Once fixed, the artificially engineered waxy capsules are heated by magnetic fields, selectively releasing cancer-killing drugs. Here, human tumor implanted into the right flank of ‘nude’ mouse (this type of mouse is immuno-deficient, facilitating growth of human tumors).
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