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Artificial bioluminescence can be used to advance healthcare


In 2015, the United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals that should be achieved by 2030. One of these goals is good health and well-being (SDG3), so it is important to keep finding new ways to improve healthcare, also in poorer countries. One of the technologies that helps progressing healthcare is using bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is light emitted by organisms caused by a chemical reaction, which can be used as a defense tactic or to attract potential partners. In healthcare, bioluminescence has traditionally been used to track cells and discover gene expression patterns. But as scientists now understand even better how it works, they can now artificially create bioluminescent light. This artificial light can be used for innovative purposes, such as allowing us to see inside cells, tissues, and even human bodies. Learn more about how it works and how bioluminescence advances healthcare:
https://medium.com/@ErlijnG/3-ways-natural-bioluminescence-is-adapted-to-advance-healthcare-783f701741cf


Artificial bioluminescence is used to advance healthcare (credit: Souvik Sarkar Photography on Shutterstock)
Artificial bioluminescence is used to advance healthcare (credit: Souvik Sarkar Photography on Shutterstock)



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  • DIPANJANA MAULIK

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    This is very interesting

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      Dear Erlijn van Genuchten Thank you for getting your climate idea to level 2! We have reached out to American Council on Science and Health and asked what they think. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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      • Tabitha Kimani

        71 w

        Kudos to the researchers and innovators towards better health.

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