The wrinkles that form on people’s hands and feet after soaking in water may have evolved to help humans handle wet objects more efficiently.
This stunning image shows a magnified 3D scan of the heart of a fruit fly. Drosophila pump blood through their bodies with a long, tube-shaped muscle.
Image by: Jianbo Na and Ross Cagan, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
The proteins do not fluoresce through a chromophore like other animals. Instead, it only emits light when bound with bilirubin, which is toxic to humans in large quantities. This protein could be used to better diagnose diseases like jaundice and anemia.
- First Fluorescent Vertebrate (uniquedaily.com)
- First Fluorescent Protein Identified in a Vertebrate Animal (biosingularity.com)