January 2014 Nano Letters Cover
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Cover illustration created for Dr. Jung-Jae Lee and the Kohane Lab at Boston Children's Hospital for their paper Synthetic Ligand-Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Microfluidic Bacterial Separation from Blood.
The article and cover art appear in the January 2014 issue of Nano Letters.
The illustration shows the process by which blood from a septic patient (i.e., blood containing bacteria) is passed through a device where magnetic nanoparticles bind to the bacteria, then bind to an external magnet, thereby removing the bacteria from the bloodstream.
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