bioluminescence

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

July 6, 2010

Surprisingly, the scientific literature on Pyrodinium bahamense is pretty sparse – scientists have isolated and genetically transferred luciferin to a wide range of organisms, but the natural purpose of the plankton’s glow remains a [Read more]

Firefly Mice and Pancreas Regeneration

June 9, 2010

Almost all cases of Type I diabetes are currently treated with the same method: insulin. Because of an immune response that attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, diabetics must replace the endogenous hormone from external sources to [Read more]