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2011-04-29 16:13:32

Innovative development offers new platform for large-scale drug screening Working with a group of national and international researchers, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new genetic model of premature aging disorders that could shed light on these rare conditions in humans and provide a novel platform for large-scale screening of compounds to combat these and other age-related diseases. In the new study, which was published this month in...

2011-04-05 21:29:46

Discovery suggests new drug targets and markers to help treat the aggressive, deadly skin cancer Thanks to the zebrafish, there is new hope for people with melanoma, an aggressive skin cancer that is responsible for approximately 8,700 deaths each year in the United States. In a study that was published in the March 24th issue of the journal Nature, and featured on the cover, researchers identified SETDB1 as a new gene that promotes the growth of melanoma and may play a role in up to 70...

2011-04-01 13:22:55

Research being presented today (01 April) at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual science conference provides another piece in the puzzle of why it can be so hard to produce large numbers of the same type of cell in the lab "“ a process that is vital for scaling up stem cell production for therapeutic use. This knowledge will help researchers to develop strategies for obtaining the desired cell type for use in either research or medicine. The work will be presented by Dr Robert...

2011-03-31 08:53:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have discovered a more effective alternative to skin whitening creams, and it comes from an ancient Chinese herb. Skin whitening is popular in countries like China, Japan, Korea and India, where many women view whiter skin as a symbol of beauty, good health and high social status. According to one study, about half the women in Asian countries use lightening creams. This adds up to billions of dollars a year. Many whitening creams and lotions contain...

2011-03-18 11:22:00

Zebrafish study highlights existing drugs that may help restore muscle in DMD BOSTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Armed with a zebrafish model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and a library of 1,200 chemicals already approved for human use, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have identified a compound that reverses the loss of muscle structure and function associated with DMD, seemingly by compensating for the loss of a critical protein. The discovery, published...

2011-03-17 21:10:50

A new research tool for studying microRNA expression in zebrafish will help researchers study the effects of miRNA on the early development of this model organism and better understand developmental and disease mechanisms in humans, as described in Zebrafish, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online ahead of print. Researchers from University of Oregon (Eugene) have developed a novel, cost-effective method for measuring the expression of...

2011-03-09 16:10:18

So-called model organisms have long been at the core of biomedical research, allowing scientists to study the ins and outs of human disorders in non-human subjects. In the ideal, such models accurately recapitulate a human disorder so that, for example, the Parkinson's disease observed in a rat model would be virtually indistinguishable from that in a human patient. The reality, of course, is that rats aren't human, and few models actually faithfully reflect the phenotype of the disease in...

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2011-02-26 06:40:00

US scientists have found that newborn mice can repair themselves after an injury, an important discovery that brings hopes that healing can occur with damaged hearts in people. Scientists removed large chunks of heart out of mice that were only a day old, only to find that their hearts were restored within three weeks. Fish and amphibians are known to have the power to re-grow parts of their hearts after major injuries, but the study, published in the journal Science, is the first time the...

2011-02-17 08:43:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Blue-green algae may be responsible for producing an estrogen-like compound in the environment which could disrupt the normal activity of reproductive hormones and adversely affect fish, plants, and human health. Previously, human activities were thought to be responsible for producing these impacts. Researchers looked into blue-green algae and their effects on zebrafish. They discovered the algae may add a new harmful element into the way they understand and...

2011-02-16 12:58:47

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers have found that blue-green algae may be responsible for producing an estrogen-like compound in the environment which could disrupt the normal activity of reproductive hormones University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers have found that blue-green algae may be responsible for producing an estrogen-like compound in the environment which could disrupt the normal activity of reproductive hormones and adversely affect fish, plants and human...


Latest Zebrafish Reference Libraries

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2007-04-10 16:14:09

The Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the West coast of India, it grows to a maximum length of 6 in (15 cm), making it one of the largest of the Danionins. They are characterized by a blue and yellow torpedo shaped body with gray and clear fins. In the wild, Giant Danios live in clear streams and rivers among hills at elevations up to 1000 ft (300 m) above sea level. Their native...

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2007-04-10 16:07:52

The Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). It is a popular aquarium fish, where it is frequently sold under the trade name Zebra danio, and is also an important model organism. Characteristics The zebrafish arose in the Ganges region in Eastern India and is also native to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. It commonly inhabits streams, canals, ditches, ponds and slow-moving to stagnant water bodies, including rice fields. The...

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2007-04-10 16:04:19

The Glowlight danio is a small fish with a maximum length of 1.25 in (4 cm). Its coloration is brown, yellow, green and red. The Glowlight can live in waters that are (20-25 degrees Celsius), 6 to 7 pH, with a soft to medium hardness and a low to medium salinity. These fish are compatible with other danios and typically live from 1 to 3 years. They are moderately difficult fish to keep, and breeding can be even harder. Danio choprai or the Glowlight danio is a small, schooling fish...

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