D Rad – Painting in the infrared colors
|August 29, 2009||Posted by Mario A. Lopez under Biology, Science|
I learned about this bug back in 2001 and fell in love with it. Here is partly why:
Painting in the infrared colors
Olga Glazunov – Chaskor, August 27, 2009
The bacterial protein has the capacity for absorption and emission in the infrared spectral region, was successful (put into action) in mammalian cells. This protein can be used as a nontoxic dye, which will improve the image of the human body, obtained on CT scanners, and thushelp in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
Of the spectrum, which emits a glow derived protein—infrared region, i.e., with a wavelength longer 700nm, It is located outside the visible spectrum, and therefore not perceived by the eye, but can be recorded by special devices, similar to night vision devices and sensors, responding to an increase in temperature. It is in the range of 650-900nm in a living organism, optical mapping of deep tissue is obtained with maximum accuracy. Absorptivity of hemoglobin, water and lipids at these wavelengths is minimal. And yet, unlike some dyes, non-toxic protein. In addition to their outstanding functional properties of this protein has a twist: it emits a glow without breakage and without toxic effects on living organism of a mammal!