Firefly Protein Lights Up Degenerating Muscles, Aiding Muscular-Dystrophy Research, Stanford University Study

Published: Apr 25, 2013

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Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have created a mouse model of muscular dystrophy in which degenerating muscle tissue gives off visible light. The observed luminescence occurs only in damaged muscle tissue and in direct proportion to cumulative damage sustained in that tissue, permitting precise monitoring of the disease's progress in the mice, the researchers say.

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