1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish.
Two studies have indicated that it is the physical force of a heart beat which triggers blood stem cells to produce new blood cells.
Using fish, scientists have discovered a signalling pathway that could be used to treat skin cancers (melanomas).
Recent studies show zebrafish to be a useful animal model in studying mental illness and neurological diseases.
A new gene variant that increases resistance to diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy, has been identified from studies on zebrafish and humans.
Depression and anxiety affect a significant proportion of the British population, yet the underlying causes behind these medical disorders remain elusive.
Experiments on zebrafish larvae have revealed how cancer cells harness the immune system to quicken the spread of the disease.
Zebrafish raised in microgravity, replicating the conditions of space, develop skull defects.
Zebrafish are renowned in the science community for their ability to repair damage to heart muscle.
Newborn mice can regenerate their own heart tissue following heart damage.
The discovery of a gene linked to skin cancer in zebrafish could lead to new treatments for the disease.
We've awarded our first Wednesday award to The MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics for their Fish for Science website.
This animation video from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows how stem cells might be used to repair damaged hearts one day.
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.
The article by Emma James in the latest Wellcome News looks into why zebra fish have become so important in genetics research.
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.
Scientists working with zebrafish have uncovered the signalling pathway that allows the fish to grow new motor neurons, even as adults.
Research in fish suggests that lowered production of a key protein is responsible for the debilitating symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy.
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.
Vultures and Turkeys feature in the stories covered here.