U. of Tenn. researcher explores potential of organic nanoparticles

Researchers at the University of Tennessee are exploring possible medical applications for plant-based nanoparticles. Researcher Mingjun Zhang said his team is particularly interested in the potential of the organic nanoparticles to improve nuclear imaging. Zhang said plant particles can degrade more slowly in the body, allowing for more accurate imaging, and they also could be used as tools to deliver drugs.

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