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Genetically encoded sensor tracks changes in oxygen levels with very high sensitivity

Based on a protein from E. coli, scientists have developed a fluorescent protein sensor able to provide real-time information on dynamic changes in oxygen levels with very high sensitivity. As the oxygen level is a major determinant of cellular function, the idea behind this sensor may revolutionize our ability to detect cellular changes of critical importance, such as in tumors and following stroke and heart attack.

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