Fluorescent tags: indispensable tools in medicine

Dashaputre, Neeraja (2016) Fluorescent tags: indispensable tools in medicine. I wonder (5). pp. 13-17.

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In the year 2008, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was jointly awarded to Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, and Roger Tsien for discovering and using a fluorescent jellyfish protein to study the inner workings of a cell. In their announcement, the Nobel Foundation emphasized the role these contributions had played in making it possible to “watch processes that were previously invisible, such as the development of nerve cells in the brain or how cancer cells spread” 1 . In doing so, it acknowledged the rapid strides that the discovery of fluorescent molecules and their applications as tags have precipitated in other fields, particularly biology and medicine.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medicine, Discoveries, Chemistry
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Chemistry & allied sciences
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > i Wonder
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 09:47
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 09:47
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1778
Publisher URL: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/1778/...

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