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Scientists Decipher Whats Behind A Marine Creatures Bright

Scientists Decipher What's Behind A Marine Creature’s Bright Green Fluorescent Glow

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Fish-like animal emanates bright and dim versions of fluorescent light, a phenomenon that could help guide human biotechnological applications Pushing closer to understanding the mechanisms...

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Biofluorescence In Fish
2014-01-09 15:16:51

[ Watch the Video: Strange Lights In The Deep, Dark Ocean? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed biofluorescence in over 180 fish species and opened the door to the discovery of new fluorescent proteins that could be used in biomedical research. When organisms biofluoresce, they absorb light, convert it, and send it back out as a different color. "We've long known about biofluorescence underwater in organisms like...

Glow In The Dark Piglets
2013-12-27 14:00:12

[ Watch the Video: Glow In The Dark Piglets ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Reproductive scientists in China have created pigs that glow in the dark, according a study that has been submitted for publishing in the Biology of Reproduction Journal. Ten transgenic piglets were born earlier this year that glow green under a black light or UVA light. The pigs represent a technique a team from Guangdong Province in Southern China developed that could help develop...

2013-12-19 23:29:15

A slapstick adventure featuring mouse brains, sheep, and green fluorescent protein, Susy Gage's "Not Easy Being Green" is an exploration of the ethics of gene therapy wrapped in a humorous fictional adventure. Coming 2015 in print and electronic format from Bitingduck Press, the book is currently available in galley form and will be featured at the 2014 BookExpo America and LA Times Festival of Books. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Finding a dead mouse in the lab is...

Glow In The Dark Bunnies
2013-08-13 09:09:48

[ Watch The Video: International Team Creates Glowing Green Bunnies ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do you get when you cross jelly fish DNA with a cuddly bunny? If researchers from universities in Hawaii and Turkey have anything to say about it, the combination could result in cheaper, more effective drugs for genetic diseases. Scientists have cloned a litter of rabbits which have been given a gene from a glowing jellyfish, effectively creating two...

Genetically Modified Glow In The Dark
2013-04-29 04:53:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from Uruguay have genetically modified a flock of nine young sheep, causing the lambs to glow in the dark whenever they are exposed to ultraviolet light. According to Slashgear´s Brian Sin, the scientists altered the creatures using the fluorescent protein from an Aequorea jellyfish. The sheep, which were born last October at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay, give off a glowing green color...

2013-04-12 15:51:58

Stem cells are different from all other cells in our body because they retain the remarkable genetic plasticity to self-renew indefinitely as well as develop into cell types with more specialized functions. However, this remarkable self-renewal capacity comes with a price, as stem cells can become seeds of cancer. Identifying genetic programs that maintain self-renewing capabilities therefore is a vital step in understanding the errors that derail a normal stem cell, sending it on a path to...

Biologists Produce Rainbow-Colored Algae
2013-03-07 15:51:10

University of California, San Diego What can green algae do for science if they weren´t, well, green? That´s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, into a rainbow of different colors by producing six different colored fluorescent proteins in the algae cells. While fluorescent green, red, blue and yellow may be all the rage this year for running shoes and other kinds...

2012-10-17 22:53:58

New way to image brain-cell activity could shed light on autism and other psychiatric disorders A team led by MIT neuroscientists has developed a way to monitor how brain cells coordinate with each other to control specific behaviors, such as initiating movement or detecting an odor. The researchers' new imaging technique, based on the detection of calcium ions in neurons, could help them map the brain circuits that perform such functions. It could also provide new insights into the...


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2007-04-10 16:07:52

The Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). It is a popular aquarium fish, where it is frequently sold under the trade name Zebra danio, and is also an important model organism. Characteristics The zebrafish arose in the Ganges region in Eastern India and is also native to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. It commonly inhabits streams, canals, ditches, ponds and slow-moving to stagnant water bodies, including rice fields. The...

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