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Tracking neuronal activity in a zebrafish brain, researchers can predict when the fish will flip its tail and to which direction, left or right. Image credit: Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics, Rockefeller University
How decisions unfold in a zebrafish brain

January 17, 2020

Some things we do appear almost automatic, like opening the fridge when feeling hungry or flipping on the…
Team discovers new genetic disease and defines underlying mechanism

January 17, 2020

Studies that started in zebrafish have now pointed to a role for collagen secretion in a wide variety…
Impacts of low-dose exposure to antibiotics unveiled in zebrafish gut

November 14, 2019

An antibiotic commonly found at low concentrations in the environment can have major impacts on gut bacteria, according…
Low-dose antibiotic alters bacteria behavior in zebrafish gut

October 29, 2019

University of Oregon researchers has found that an antibiotic commonly found at low concentrations in the environment can…
Zebrafish discovery throws new light on human hearing disorders

October 28, 2019

A study of the genetic make-up of zebrafish has provided brand new insights into the cause of congenital…
Ventricles in the embryonic mouse heart. Cardiac muscle cells are labeled in green; the muscle cells derived from neural crest cells are labeled in magenta. Image credit: Bronner laboratory
Mending Broken Hearts with Neural Crest Cells

October 23, 2019

Zebrafish—striped fish a few centimeters long—have the ability to regrow up to 20 percent of their hearts after…
A fish in the service of science

September 24, 2019

Which treatment will benefit this patient best? Which substances are most promising for pharmaceuticals companies to develop? These…
Neural sleep patterns emerged at least 450 million years ago

July 12, 2019

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that neural signatures in sleeping zebrafish are analogous to those…
Biologist’s discovery may advance regenerative medicine

June 7, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Virginia and other institutions has discovered a type of…
Zebrafish capture a ‘window’ on the cancer process

June 5, 2019

Cancer-related inflammation impacts significantly on cancer development and progression. New research has observed in zebrafish, for the first…
How a zebrafish could help solve the mysteries of genetic brain disease

May 27, 2019

A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of…
See-through fish aid scientists in autism-related breakthrough

February 14, 2019

University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish’s digestive tract that, one day, could…
A zebrafish embryo. Credit: Yale University
In cell replication, information is thermodynamic power

February 11, 2019

The second law of thermodynamics states that all closed systems tend towards disorder over time and maintain order…
Discovery of a new gene could shed light on chemical exposure effects in humans

November 21, 2018

The discovery of a new gene in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how exposure to…
Zebrafish make waves in our understanding of a common craniofacial birth defect

October 31, 2018

Children are not as hard-headed as adults—in a very literal sense. Babies are born with soft spots and…
Zebrafish gravitate to higher levels

October 26, 2018

The Bristol Bone Biologists, Elizabeth Lawrence, PhD student in Dynamic Molecular Cell Biology, and Jessye Aggleton, PhD student in Anthropology and Archaeology, were one…
Zebrafish from UO helped find cause of Saul-Wilson syndrome

October 12, 2018

A line of zebrafish specially generated at the University of Oregon had a key role in discovering the…
New discovery in zebrafish could one day aid autism research

August 1, 2018

UO scientists have found brain cells needed for zebrafish to socialize. It’s a discovery that could help establish…
Researchers find, and possibly fix, toxicity in nanomaterials

July 3, 2018

UO and Oregon State University scientists were baffled. New testing of mixtures of nanoparticles had led to an…
Zebrafish lab provides insights into diseases of the nervous system

June 14, 2018

I’m fascinated with unanswered questions,” University of Virginia developmental biology professor Sarah Kucenas said. “I like the challenge…
Revealing the mysteries of early development

May 28, 2018

Zebrafish embryos are transparent and develop outside the mother’s body, enabling scientists to get a detailed view of…
Research uncovers new clues that could help fight cholera

April 13, 2018

Soon after exposing zebrafish to the bacterium that causes cholera, researchers saw something remarkable and unexpected. Native bacteria…
Zebrafish study provides new insights into autism spectrum disorder research

January 29, 2018

Exposure to a compound used to treat migraines and seizures causes characteristics associated with autism, groundbreaking research with…
Genetic instructions from mom set the pattern for embryonic development

December 28, 2017

A new study indicates an essential role for a maternally inherited gene in embryonic development. The study found…
Understanding the Neural Mechanisms of Sleep

December 19, 2017

Now, researchers from the Prober laboratory have found that two previously described neuropeptides (small proteins secreted by neurons)…
Patients with cardiac arrest show the way to a completely new gene

December 1, 2017

Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University have discovered a new mutation in a gene which causes…
Zebrafish study sheds light on how microbes are shared

October 24, 2017

In graduate school, the UO’s Brendan Bohannan didn’t buy into the idea that microbes were simply weird, tiny organisms that…
How do zebrafish develop their stripes?

October 4, 2017

In a new study, Dr Thomas Woolley has simulated the intricate process that sees the pigmented skin cells…
Given the choice, zebrafish willingly dose themselves with opioids

September 5, 2017

As the opioid crisis escalates, the science behind addiction remains poorly understood. To address this need, researchers at…
Vitamin E-deficient embryos are cognitively impaired even after diet improves

July 31, 2017

Zebrafish deficient in vitamin E produce offspring beset by behavioral impairment and metabolic problems, new research at Oregon…
An evolutional twist: Sound vibrations of fish can help researchers learn more about hearing loss in humans

June 13, 2017

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The…
Team unlocks mystery of zebrafish bone regeneration

April 3, 2017

UO biologists, with the help of zebrafish, now have loose ties to Star Trek, Heroes and Spider-Man. Those…
The role of tiny RNA in genetic diversity

March 28, 2017

All species, from zebrafish to humans, possess a genetically diverse collection of traits that allow them to adapt…
Zebrafish without stripes

March 14, 2017

Dowling-Degos disease is a hereditary pigmentation disorder that generally progresses harmlessly. However, some of those affected also develop…
NIH-funded study helps explain how zebrafish recover from blinding injuries

March 13, 2017

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have discovered that in zebrafish, decreased levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric…
Study helps explain how zebrafish recover from blinding injuries

March 10, 2017

Decrease in neurotransmitter GABA triggers stem cell production in the retina Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee…
Zebrafish-to-Patient Approach Speeds Search for Childhood Epilepsy Treatments

March 6, 2017

In an unprecedented leap from lab to patients, a potential treatment for childhood epilepsy identified in experiments with…
The zebrafish is an important animal model

March 6, 2017

At first, it may seem strange that an ordinary Danish aquarium fish has become the researchers’ new favorite.…
Zebrafish discovery could hold the key to better-understanding motor neuron disease

February 13, 2017

Researchers from Macquarie University’s MQ Health are the first in the world to use a refined UV laser…
Tiny zebrafish makes a big research splash

December 8, 2016

It measures one-inch long. It can heal its heart and regrow some amputated parts. It shares nearly three…
Despite evolutionary inexperience, northern sockeye manage heat stress

December 8, 2016

Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool…
Researchers find zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3D robotic models of themselves

October 31, 2016

Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the…
Right or left? Study shows how zebrafish answer key question

August 11, 2016

A small fish swims in a stream, when suddenly it sees a larger fish flashing toward it, mouth…
Zebrafish shed light on bacterial competition in the gut

July 28, 2016

Probiotics may be better in the future based on what UO researchers have seen in real time in…
We are not alone: Fish get arthritis, too

July 21, 2016

We all know someone affected by arthritis, including that old dog down the block. But according to a…
Zebrafish reveal the ups and downs of vision

July 1, 2016

Researchers from the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London have shed light on how we perceive…
Technicolor Zebrafish Reveal How Skin Heals

March 22, 2016

Scientists can now watch how hundreds of individual cells work together to maintain and regenerate skin tissue, thanks…
Genes in spotted gar could boost biomedical use of zebrafish

March 9, 2016

A primitive and slowly evolving fish, the spotted gar, is so much like zebrafish and humans that it…
Scientists find clues about autism in nocturnal habits of zebrafish

February 1, 2016

A Yale-led team of scientists found that estrogens could reverse abnormal behavior in zebrafish carrying a mutation in…
The Cell that Caused Melanoma

February 1, 2016

A team led by Harvard Medical School researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital has, for the first time, visualized…
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