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Six Reasons I Really Like SETI, an Optimists Viewpoint on Life

My friend Claus Larsen asked me to post his reply to PZ Myers post on six reasons why he dislikes SETI.  Claus has a bit more upbeat personality than Myers, and like myself is full of optimism about science.   1,925 more words


SYNGAP1 and SHANK3 are related to early brain development in mid and hindbrain and results in hyper-excitable behaviours

University of Miami says that researchers are utilizing animal models to understand how dysfunction of either of two genes associated with autism spectrum disorder, SYNGAP1 and SHANK 3, contributes to risk in ASD. 272 more words


Zebrafish: the rising star of animal models

Today we have a guest article by Jan Botthof, a PhD Student at the Cambridge University Department of Haematology and the world renowned Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute… 1,323 more words


A support cell subpopulation maintains robust regeneration of adult hair cells in zebrafish

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


Duke Ecotoxicology

Guest: Dr. Richard Di Giulio, Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University; Director, Duke Superfund Research Center (SRC); Director, Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP) 85 more words


Zebrafish research at Dalhousie offers hope for future cancer treatment

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


Neuregulin1 induces the endogenous heart regeneration program in zebrafish

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