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'Zebrafish may hold clues to healing spinal injuries'

'Zebrafish may hold clues to healing spinal injuries'

Zebrafish have the remarkable ability to regain full movement within four weeks of injury to their spinal cord.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:32 PM IST
Stressed fish too run emotional fever

Stressed fish too run emotional fever

The experiment with 72 zebrafish has brought this view into question.

Dec 01, 2015, 13:05 PM IST
New microscope offers clear images of entire organisms

New microscope offers clear images of entire organisms

The device called the IsoView light sheet microscope was developed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus in Virginia, US.

Oct 27, 2015, 18:09 PM IST
Fish-generated sunscreen pill to protect humans: Study

Fish-generated sunscreen pill to protect humans: Study

Fish can produce their own sunscreen and copying the method they use could lead to a sunscreen pill for humans, says a new study.

May 12, 2015, 21:00 PM IST

Hormone helps you get good night's sleep

Melatonin supplements are commonly taken as a sleep aid but new research reveals that even in the absence of a supplement, naturally occurring melatonin hormone may help us fall asleep.

Mar 08, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

Scientists strip zebrafish of its stripes for first time ever

A team of researchers, who earlier explained how zebrafish get their stripes, has now given new insights on how to strip a zebrafish of its stripes.

Nov 07, 2014, 11:24 AM IST
How zebrafish forms its stripes revealed

How zebrafish forms its stripes revealed

A new research has revealed that three major pigment cell types i.e. black cells, reflective silvery cells, and yellow cells helped in forming the stripes on zebrafish.

Aug 29, 2014, 13:24 PM IST

How bony spines of fish fins evolved into fingers and toes

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.

Jan 22, 2014, 11:27 AM IST

Zebrafish key to understanding link between calcium deficiency and colon cancer

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.

Dec 14, 2013, 15:06 PM IST

White sharks are remarkably similar to humans

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.

Dec 06, 2013, 10:45 AM IST

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

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.

May 23, 2013, 14:40 PM IST

Zebrafish may harbour human illness cure

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

Apr 18, 2013, 11:38 AM IST

Zebrafish stem cells could heal human retinas

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

Feb 01, 2013, 11:12 AM IST

Genes helped fins evolve into legs: Study

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.

Dec 11, 2012, 19:51 PM IST

Zebrafish `display brightest colour to woo mates`

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

Dec 01, 2012, 19:10 PM IST

Zebrafish helps reveal how dietary fat promotes cholesterol absorption

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.

Jun 23, 2012, 12:06 PM IST

Zebrafish could be used to study psychiatric disorders

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

May 18, 2012, 11:44 AM IST

`Scary stuff` from injured fish identified

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

Feb 24, 2012, 17:19 PM IST

Zebrafish holds hope for deafness

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.

Sep 05, 2011, 18:26 PM IST

Zebrafish holds hope for deafness

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.

Sep 05, 2011, 18:26 PM IST