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As a kid growing up in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area, I didn’t get a lot of firsthand experience with animals – mostly just the neighborhood pets and maybe a bold raccoon every once in awhile. 1,218 more words

Fish Are Friends

Ever wondered where your blood comes from?

We all find out at a pretty young age what our blood is: often due to unfortunate incidents as toddlers involving overambitious attempts to run/jump/climb over household objects twice our height. 891 more words

MRC Molecular Haemtology Unit

Indian researchers turn to zebrafish to study microvillus inclusion disease

Indian researchers have finally found an ideal animal model to study microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) that may affect children born out of consanguineous marriages and to screen potential drugs to treat the disease. 578 more words


Whole-cell patch clamp, part 1: introductory reading

Ever since I my interested in neuroscience become more serious, I was fascinated by the patch clamp technique, especially applied for the whole cell. Calcium imaging or multi-channel electrophysiology ( 609 more words

Calcium Imaging

Why the tiny zebrafish can teach us a lot about the human immune system

A 2011 report from the European Union showed that 80 percent of animals used for experimental or other scientific­ purposes were rodents such as mice and rats. 875 more words

At The Bench

The art of knowing when to stop ...the staining.

This article was inspired by a friend, who only recently got into the “Colorimetric in situ hybridization on sections” business.Most of the following aspects can also be applied to colorimetric in situs for whole mounts. 835 more words


Funny PhD hat

When somebody is defending his or her PhD thesis in Germany, colleagues and friends honor their time together, by presenting the new PhD with a hat, decorated with memorabilia and pictures from their time in the lab. 608 more words