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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zebrafish may harbour human illness cure

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

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.

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.

Zebrafish `display brightest colour to woo mates`

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

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.

Zebrafish could be used to study psychiatric disorders

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

`Scary stuff` from injured fish identified

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

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.

‘Fish found in Ganga can cure heart diseases’

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

Scientists use zebrafish to study Parkinson`s disease

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

Transparent fish `to aid brain research`

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.

Transparent fish `to aid brain research`

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.