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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Why zebrafish?

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/why-zebrafish/

Stem cell development dependent on blood flow

Two studies have indicated that it is the physical force of a heart beat which triggers blood stem cells to produce new blood cells.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-development-dependent-on-blood-flow/

Targeting skin cancer

Using fish, scientists have discovered a signalling pathway that could be used to treat skin cancers (melanomas).
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/targeting-skin-cancer/

Zebrafish are good models for human disease

Recent studies show zebrafish to be a useful animal model in studying mental illness and neurological diseases.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/zebrafish-are-good-models-for-human-disease/

TB and leprosy resistance gene link

A new gene variant that increases resistance to diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy, has been identified from studies on zebrafish and humans.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tb-and-leprosy-resistance-gene-link/

Shining a light on depressive disorders

Depression and anxiety affect a significant proportion of the British population, yet the underlying causes behind these medical disorders remain elusive.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/shining-a-light-on-depressive-disorders/

Zebrafish improve understanding of cancer growth

Experiments on zebrafish larvae have revealed how cancer cells harness the immune system to quicken the spread of the disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/zebrafish-improve-understanding-of-cancer-growth/

Kidney regenerator cell identified

Zebrafish are renowned in the science community for their ability to repair damage to heart muscle.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/kidney-regenerator-cell-identified/

New skin cancer gene, new treatment

The discovery of a gene linked to skin cancer in zebrafish could lead to new treatments for the disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-skin-cancer-gene-new-treatment/

Fish for Science is the first Wednesday Winner

We've awarded our first Wednesday award to The MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics for their Fish for Science website.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fish-for-science-is-the-first-wednesday-winner/

Mending Broken Hearts

This animation video from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows how stem cells might be used to repair damaged hearts one day.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/mending-broken-hearts/

Nine cell types to re-grow a fin

Understanding regeneration in model organisms gives hope that it may one day be possible for amputees to regrow limbs, or for heart attack patients to regrow healthy heart muscle.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nine-cell-types-to-re-grow-a-fin/

#WW award for Zebrafish article in Wellcome News

The article by Emma James in the latest Wellcome News looks into why zebra fish have become so important in genetics research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-award-for-zebrafish-article-in-wellcome-news/

Stem cells and heart repair

Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/stem-cells-and-heart-repair/

Secret to growing new nerves

Scientists working with zebrafish have uncovered the signalling pathway that allows the fish to grow new motor neurons, even as adults.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/secret-to-growing-new-nerves/

New protein link to spinal muscular atrophy

Research in fish suggests that lowered production of a key protein is responsible for the debilitating symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-protein-link-to-spinal-muscular-atrophy/

Symposium on the 3Rs

The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/symposium-on-the-3rs/

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