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To distinguish between neurons and glia, Herculano-Houzel injected the vials with a chemical dye that would make all nuclei fluoresce blue under ultraviolet light, and then with another dye to make the nuclei of neurons glow red.
Almost any body fluid will fluoresce at 454 nanometers, but in this case the fluid is semen—though not from the original crime; that was all removed in swatches for evidence.
This process works because the collagen in the parchment fluoresces a soft blue color under near-ultraviolet illumination.
Imagine a softly glowing world, inhabited by a multitude of species that fluoresce in response to their star’s violent outbursts.
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First Known Use: 1874See Words from the same year
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