In contrast to other vertebrates, mammals cannot regenerate the mechanosensory hair cells in the epithelia of their adult ears after age-related, disease or trauma-induced cell death. 634 more words
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HALIFAX – They’re small fish, but they’re part of some big research into future cancer treatments.
Researchers at Dalhousie Medical School have been using tropical zebrafish to come up with new and safer ways to treat leukemia and other forms of cancer. 434 more words
Contrary to mammals, zebrafish can regenerate their hearts after a significant loss of their cardiomyocytes. Taking into account the high incidence of myocardial infarction in humans understanding heart regeneration in zebrafish might provide clues to enhance our limited regenerative abilities. 736 more words
An important aspect of stem cell biology is to determine the genes responsible for the maintenance of the different stem cell populations as well as to understand both how they are regulated and how they exert their function. 579 more words
As the title suggests my 4th year project involves working with amazingly versatile and useful, yet somewhat irksome zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. These little spheres of life provide an amazing tool for the study of developmental proteins and genes, at low cost and relatively little effort (if you’re seasoned to the techniques). 1,420 more words