Tag: "jellyfish" at medical news
Billionaire’s Pet Projec
...ridization, which uses a chemical marker such as a jellyfish
fluorescence gene to show activity of a gene, was used to develop the atlas. Tissue containing cells expressing each active gene was stained, photographed and the pictures uploaded to the website, making it easy to browse. According to the institute...
Neuroprotective properties of a protein in Jellyfish
...e the amount of calcium "allowed in."Aequorin, the jellyfish
protein, appears to be a viable substitute. Moyer,...after reading an article that linked the stings of jellyfish
with the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system that his mother has...
Gene Behind Lincoln’s Diseas
...opes to photograph nerve-cell axons by inserting a jellyfish
gene into the worms to make the worms' neurons glow fluorescent green. The neurons were examined at three stages: as embryos, just after the worms hatched and at one day of age. The worms and their nerve cells still were growing during the first tw...
Scientists Enlist Worms to Discover New Therapies for Huntington’s Diseas
...he scientists attach glowing proteins derived from jellyfish
to certain enzymes, which are then tagged onto the chromosomes of the worms. They inject the dye-tagged genetic material into the worms before they are zapped by powerful radiation. At just the right level of radiation, the DNA strands in the worm...
Scientists Develop Method to Track Immune System Enzyme in Live Animals
... that had a green fluorescent protein derived from jellyfish
fused to the AID enzyme. In these transgenic animals, B cells express the tagged enzyme during the immune response. In a second mouse strain, Casellas and coworkers expressed permanently a yellow fluorescent protein in the progeny of germinal cente...