October 9, 2008

A Glowing Report

A TRICK three scientists learned from jellyfish has won them the Nobel Prize for chemistry.

Americans Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien and Osamu Shimomura, from Japan, were honoured for their discovery of the green fluorescent protein that allows the creatures to glow.

The "glowing markers" are now to tag and track biological systems, for example how cancer cells spread.

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