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A Soupçon of SciComm with Deeptha Vasudevan

Deeptha thinks Zebrafish are the coolest fish in the world. Probably even the coolest animal ever? Do you know why? Listen!

  1. Zebrafish are native to the Himalayan region!
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Snapshots of Life: The Brain’s Microscopic Green Trash Bins

There are trash bins in our homes, on our streets, and even as a popular icon on our desktop computers. And as this colorful image shows, trash bins of the cellular variety are also important in the brain. 537 more words


IGIB team partially reverses a rare disease

Researchers at IGIB have demonstrated that zebrafish can be used an animal model to study Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome (RSTS) in humans. They were able to partially reverse the disorder using a tiny portion of the Ep300a protein, and also by using two small molecules. 674 more words


Trichrome staining (Gomori)

Trichrome is a staining, by which it is possible to differentially stain certain types of tissue, depending on which dyes are used. “The method exploits differences in tissue reaction to dyes, density and accessibility.” I found this description in the Wikipedia article about the trichrome staining and as the name implies the staining consists of three colors. 590 more words


Combined effects of microplastics and chemical contaminants on the organ toxicity of zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Microplastics contamination of the aquatic environment is considered a growing problem. The ingestion of microplastics has been documented for a variety of aquatic animals. Studies have shown the potential of microplastics to affect the bioavailability and uptake route of sorbed co-contaminants of different nature in living organisms. 214 more words


Immuno - histo - chemistry on whole mount zebrafish embryos

The featured image was created from a picture of a 90% epiboly zebrafish embryo, which was stained for phospho Histone H3  (using a red secondary antibody) and by imaging the endogenous membrane GFP in the embryo. 472 more words

In Situ Hybridization

Towards the development of safer anesthetics

Like many medications, general anesthetics are not without side effects. Researchers at Dalhousie University in Canada were interested in studying the effects of inhaled anesthetics on the heart. 181 more words

Comparative Physiology