Light of fireflies for medical diagnostics

22 julio 2015

Scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs. The researchers were able to add a small chemical tag on the enzyme luciferase, which produces the light of fireflies. The tag detects a target protein, and the luciferase gives out a light signal that can be seen with a naked eye.img src=»» height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/