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  • "Census" in the zebrafish's brain

    The zebrafish is a master of regeneration: If brain cells are lost due to injury or disease, it can simply reproduce them - contrary to humans where this only happens in the fetal stage. However, the zebrafish is evolutionarily related to humans and, thus, possesses the same brain cell types as huma more

  • Special cells contribute to regenerate the heart in Zebrafish

    It is already known that zebrafish can flexibly regenerate their hearts after injury. An international research group led by Prof. Nadia Mercader of the University of Bern now shows that certain heart muscle cells play a central role in this process. The insights gained could be used to initiate a s more

  • Interactive zebrafish brain

    If zebrafish larvae used the internet, they might soon be able to download a map of their entire brain. "We're not at that point yet", explains Michael Kunst from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology. "Nevertheless, our first atlas detailing over 2,000 neurons is now available online." As such, more

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Molecular Prosthetics: Small Molecules Replace Missing Proteins

Molecular prosthetics are small molecules that can replace missing proteins to treat diseases. Illinois professor Martin Burke describes one that could treat anemia by replacing an iron transport protein. more

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Zebrafish :For the venomous Australian coral reef fish which is also known as zebrafish, see red lionfish . The zebrafish or zebra danio, Danio rerio, is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae ). It is a popular aquarium fi ... more


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