From Seaside to Bedside

From Seaside to Bedside


April 13, 2024
11:00 am-12:00 pm


MSU Museum
409 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

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This program focuses on glow-in-the-dark creatures, and how they’ve evolved to use light as a form of communication and defense in their environment. Some of these creatures may be very familiar to you, such as fireflies we see in the evenings of summer months, or more exotic ones, like deep sea shrimp that use their glowing spit to fend off predators. Using DNA from these glow-in-the-dark creatures, scientists have been able to identify proteins that make these creatures glow and put them into other living things. Come and learn how scientists can use these glowing proteins for medical or diagnostics purposes!

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