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Fluorescent sushi?

Dr. Miyawaki from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wako, Japan and colleagues have identified the first example of a muscle protein in Japanese freshwater eels (Anguilla japonica) that fluoresces under special circumstances that may lead to improved medical testing (photo above). ┬áThe researchers have isolated the protein they named UnaG (after “unagi”, the term…