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How bony spines of fish fins evolved into fingers and toes

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:27

Researchers compared structure and behavior of clusters of Hoxa and Hoxd genes, possessed by both fish and land animals, in embryos from mice and zebrafish and discovered similar 3-dimensional DNA organization of the fish and mouse clusters.

White sharks are remarkably similar to humans

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 10:45

Researchers have discovered that many of the endangered great white shark`s proteins involved in an array of different functions- including metabolism- match humans more closely than they do zebrafish, the quintessential fish model.

Fish larvae`s visual system plays key role in hunting prey

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 14:40

For most animal species, moving objects play a major role in the processing of sensory impressions in the brain, as they often signal the presence of a welcome prey or an imminent threat.

Genes helped fins evolve into legs: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 19:51

The change of fish fins into legs that helped vertebrates move onto land was the result of new DNA elements activating particular genes, Spanish scientists say.

Zebrafish `display brightest colour to woo mates`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 19:10

Zebrafish males and females both perform colourful courtship displays, researchers say.

Zebra fish research centre comes up at CCMB

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 22:49

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Director General Samir K Brahmachari inaugurated the state-of-the-art Zebra Fish Research Facility at the CCMB campus today.

Squid and zebrafish inspired materials could help camouflage

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 14:42

Researchers have come up artificial muscles that mimic the colour-changing ability of squid and zebrafish.

`Scary stuff` from injured fish identified

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 17:19

When a fish get injured it releases a mysterious substance that researchers call Schreckstoff.

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.

‘Fish found in Ganga can cure heart diseases’

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 14:37

Zebrafish is a small tropical fish found in Ganga, Hindus’ holy river.

Scientists use zebrafish to study Parkinson`s disease

Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2010, 15:36

Scientists have recently developed a zebrafish model for Parkinson`s disease that can be used for understanding the mechanism underlying its development.

Addiction secrets revealed via drug-proof zebrafish

Last Updated: Friday, July 31, 2009, 15:45

In a study on the zebrafish mutant that does not feel the rewarding effects of drugs, researchers have unveiled the genetic secrets behind addiction.