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dc.contributor.advisorHosmane, Narayan S.,1948--en_US
dc.contributor.authorSamantha, Guadarrama, 1998--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-26T12:39:45Z
dc.date.available2021-04-26T12:39:45Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-25
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/23040
dc.description.abstractBoron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a method that promises a new and effective form of cancer treatment. Cancer is a devastating disease, the goal of our boron research is to find an alternative treatment option that doesn't come with debilitating side effects for the patients. Boronic medicine is already being used for BNCT research but the efficiency rate is low, scientists are currently looking to improve the method which is why we are testing Boronic Acid with Fluorescence. Fluorescein is a yellow-green fluorescence that can be also used as a tracer. For this to be successful, the boron-10 isotope (10B) needs to be accumulated in a sufficient amount (108 10B atoms/cell) in cancer tissues. In order to selectively deliver 10B atoms to cancer cells, a carrier molecule is required which exploits abnormal cancer cell physiology. This can be achieved by using biologically active molecules as a carrier for boron such as fluorescein.en_US
dc.format.extent14 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectBoron neutron capture therapyen_US
dc.subjectBNCTen_US
dc.subjectpotassium carbonate
dc.subjectmedical applications
dc.titleBoron Biomolecules for Medical Applicationsen_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistryen_US
dc.description.degreeB.A. (Bachelor of Arts)en_US


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