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UCLA Scientists Eavesdrop On Cellular Conversations By Making Mice "Glow" With Firefly Protein

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November 14, 2002
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University Of California - Los Angeles
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UCLA scientists coupled the protein that makes fireflies glow with a device similar to a home video camera to eavesdrop on cellular conversations in living mice. Reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, their findings may speed development of new drugs for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurological diseases.

UCLA scientists coupled the protein that makes fireflies glow with a device similar to a home video camera to eavesdrop on cellular conversations in living mice. Reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, their findings may speed development of new drugs for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurological diseases.


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University Of California - Los Angeles. "UCLA Scientists Eavesdrop On Cellular Conversations By Making Mice "Glow" With Firefly Protein." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 November 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021114071623.htm>.
University Of California - Los Angeles. (2002, November 14). UCLA Scientists Eavesdrop On Cellular Conversations By Making Mice "Glow" With Firefly Protein. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021114071623.htm
University Of California - Los Angeles. "UCLA Scientists Eavesdrop On Cellular Conversations By Making Mice "Glow" With Firefly Protein." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021114071623.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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