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2009-10-19 13:31:01

Biologists long have marveled at the ability of some animals to re-grow lost body parts. Newts, for example, can lose a leg and grow a new one identical to the original. Zebrafish can re-grow fins.

2009-09-24 07:30:00

New similarities identified between the zebrafish and human response to viruses and bacteria suggest that this small fish could help us understand how humans battle infectious disease.

2009-09-21 09:30:00

Research features from Mayo Clinic ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the fall issue of Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed with proper attribution.

2009-09-03 15:38:37

Scientists have suspected that spare parts in the genome—extra copies of functional genes that arise when genes or whole genomes get duplicated—might sometimes provide the raw materials for the evolution of new traits. Now, researchers report in a study published online on September 3rd in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that they have discovered a prime example of this in fish.

2009-09-02 12:38:29

Michigan State University researchers say they have created an improved zebra fish cloning method in a study that might further human health research. A team of scientists say their new and more efficient way of cloning zebra fish is important because zebra fish are becoming the animal of choice for many researchers. After the mouse, it is the most commonly used vertebrate in genetic studies, said Professor Jose Cibelli, who led the study.

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2009-08-30 12:44:21

A team of Michigan State University researchers has developed a new, more efficient way of cloning zebra fish, a breakthrough that could have implications for human health research.

2009-06-03 14:41:45

When you were a kid your mom poured it on your scraped finger to stave off infection. When you got older you might have even used it to bleach your hair.

2009-05-26 07:35:22

The pigmented cells in zebrafish help scientists tease out how oncogenes that are know to contribute to cancer, influence the formation and regulation of the aggressive human skin cancer, melanoma.

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2009-05-15 07:30:00

A recent study reveals evidence that blood cells of an embryo grow only under conditions of pressure by a beating heart.


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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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