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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)…
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…
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…
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…
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