Fluorescent protein from Japanese eel muscles used to detect bilirubin in newborns

Posted by on July 5, 2016 1:20 pm
Categories: health

A fluorescent protein sourced from Japanese eel muscles can be used to accurately detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborns. This detection method is ideal for newborn patients who can only give limited blood samples, and could revolutionize ways of monitoring jaundice in newborn infants, say researchers.

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