Synthetic Bioluminescence Allows Scientists to See Deep Tissues Using Cameras

By Marcia-Ruth Ndege ‘21 In this study, bioluminescence, the ability of a living organism to produce light, is made possible by luciferase: an enzyme derived from fireflies. The process by which luciferase catalyzes a substrate known as D-luciferin. This process generates a green-yellow glow. Atsushi Miyawaki of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Tokyo, in collaboration with members from the University of Electro-Communications, the Tokyo … Continue reading Synthetic Bioluminescence Allows Scientists to See Deep Tissues Using Cameras