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The reason why some animals can regenerate tissues after severe organ loss or amputation while others, such as humans, cannot renew some structures has always intrigued scientists.
NEW YORK, Jan.
A new study found that our fish ancestors had the genetic machinery for fingers, but these structures did not develop until the evolution of limbs in amphibians.
We might have more in common with a lamprey than we think.
Scientists have deciphered the genetic blueprint of the elephant shark - the oldest living animal in the cartilaginous fish family and the first to have its DNA decoded.
A recent study led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) opens a possible new route for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating disease that is the most common genetic cause of infant death and also affects young adults.
Many shark proteins, involved in a number of different functions, match those of humans more closely than they do those of zebrafish, researchers say.
This unusual discovery could aid cardiac repair and provide new therapies to common heart diseases and hypertensionSingapore, Dec 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists
A new mechanism that regulates the way blood vessels grow and connect to each other has been discovered by an international team of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany.
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...
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...
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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