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The Nobel prize for the development of Green Fluorescent Protein (fusions) has opened up an entirely new way for biologists to study cellular processes. Unfortunately, this approach relies on the construction of fusion between GFP and the protein of interest. Moreover, there is no control of when and where this occurs. We have developed a new technology that overcomes both of these barriers, using near infra-red mediated release of labeled proteins from hollow gold nanoshells.

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