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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Zebrafish grow abnormally in microgravity

Zebrafish raised in microgravity, replicating the conditions of space, develop skull defects.
Zebrafish raised in microgravity, replicating the conditions of space, develop skull defects. The defects don't affect the health of the zebrafish, but the changes could grow… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/zebrafish-grow-abnormally-in-microgravity/

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

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

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

Zebrafish are good models for human disease

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

Targeting skin cancer

Using fish, scientists have discovered a signalling pathway that could be used to treat skin cancers (melanomas).
Using fish, scientists have discovered a signalling pathway that could be used to treat skin cancers (melanomas). The pathway, PI3K (phosphoinositide 3-kinase) had a major effect… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/targeting-skin-cancer/

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

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