Trio Behind Fluorescent Jellyfish Tool Wins Chemistry NobelLarson, Nina. "Trio Behind Fluorescent Jellyfish Tool Wins Chemistry Nobel." Discovery. Discovery. 28 Oct. 2008 <http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/10/08/chemistry-nobel-02.html>.Osamu Shimomura of Japan and U.S. duo Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien on Wednesday won the 2008 Nobel Chemistry Prize for a fluorescent protein derived from a jellyfish that has become a vital lab tool. Green fluorescent protein also known as GFP has revolutionized and improved research in medicine and biology, enabling scientists to get a visual fix on how organs function, the spread of disease and the response of infected cells to treatment. It is on eof the most important tools used in contemporary bioscience. The gene of GFP is inserted in to the DNA of the tested animals and it will make the DNA glow under ultraviolet light. This gives researchers to see the things that were invisible before. By inserting to nerve cells, scientists can for instance track the destruction to the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease. Tumor progression
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Green fluorescent protein, Osamu Shimomura, Fluorescent Jellyfish Tool