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Updated: January 12th, 2011 10:01 AM CDT

Lighting the Path

Firefly gene helps researchers track anti-cancer drug effectiveness
An in vivo image of a mouse brain using bioluminescence.
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An in vivo image of a mouse brain using bioluminescence.
The Ivis Imaging System
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The Ivis Imaging System integrates CCD cameras, imaging chambers and custom software to accomplish its task of viewing the entire animal or focusing on a single organ.
Bioluminescence highlights liver cells.
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Bioluminescence highlights liver cells.
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By Barry Hochfelder

"There is one caveat. You can't do it in a patient, but it's ideal in mice because you can implant a human tumor. Bioluminescence imaging is useful, but it's only the tip of the iceberg that we've tapped so far."



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