13 May 2014
Vol 7, Issue 325

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Online Cover This week features a Research Article that describes the synthesis and application of a nanoparticle for cancer therapy. The particles are liposomes with one drug embedded in the outer membrane layer and a second, slower-releasing drug in the center. The two-phased release is critical to effectively reduce tumor burden in mice. The image shows an illustration of the dual-drug nanoparticle. [Image: Stephen W. Morton, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT; Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Boston, MA]