Published in Cancer Weekly, January 14th, 2003
That's the conclusion of a team of scientists from the University of Michigan Health System, who report that they have inserted the gene for a firefly's glow-producing molecule into mice with cancer, and kept it from producing its telltale beacon of light until the cells started to die in response to cancer treatment.
Using a highly sensitive camera, the researchers were able to immediately detect the faintest traces of the firefly light as...
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