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Zebrafish key to understanding link between calcium deficiency and colon cancer

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 15:06

Researchers studying zebrafish embryo skin have decoded cell messages underlying abnormal colonic cell growth of the kind that could lead to tumors and colon cancer in people suffering from calcium deficiency.

Zebrafish may harbour human illness cure

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:38

A new study has highlighted the importance of zebrafish as a model organism for human disease research.

Zebrafish stem cells could heal human retinas

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 11:12

Stem cells from zebrafish, the staple of genetic research, could regenerate damaged cones in retinas and restore eyesight to people.

Zebrafish helps reveal how dietary fat promotes cholesterol absorption

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 12:06

There may be a biological reason why fatty and cholesterol-rich foods such as buttery shrimp, fried eggs, burgers and fries are so appealing together, suggests a new study.

Zebrafish could be used to study psychiatric disorders

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:44

Zebrafish could hold the key to understanding the underlying causes of psychiatric disorders, say scientists.

Stem cells could help a damaged heart fix itself?

Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011, 21:39

Damaged hearts could mend themselves with the help of a method that coaxes stem cells to develop into cardiac cells.

Zebrafish holds hope for deafness

Last Updated: Monday, September 05, 2011, 18:26

Loud noise is known to irreversibly damage hair cells within the inner ear of mammals and cause deafness, but the ability of zebrafish to regrow these cells holds hope, new research says.

Transparent fish `to aid brain research`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 07, 2009, 00:00

Scientists claim to have found a new way to activate or deactivate areas of the human brain, using light-sensitive brain cells of transparent fish.

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