Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tag: Zebrafish

Immune cells could hold key to therapies for spinal cord injuries

Fresh insights into how Zebrafish repair their damaged nerve connections could aid the development of therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. Scientists have found the immune system plays a key role in helping Zebrafish...

Swimmer determined to help others after injury left him paralyzed

SONOMA, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 is recognizing a swimmer who is determined to help others after a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed. There are those days that will change your life forever. For Theo...

Scientists find key protein for spinal cord repair

Healing protein bridges severed tissue in fish A freshwater zebrafish costs less than two bucks at the pet store, but it can do something priceless: Its spinal cord can heal completely after being severed, a...

Do Zebrafish Hold an Ingredient to Heal Spinal Cord Injuries?

Researchers have identified a protein in zebrafish that plays a role in helping heal major spinal cord injuries. The results, published in the 4 November issue of Science, could provide an important clue for...

Study on dopamine neurons could instruct research into mobility and neurological disorders

Scientists studying hatchling fish have made a new advance in studying a chemical in the brain that impacts on movement. The team from the University of Leicester Department of Biology has examined transparent hatchling zebrafish...

Stem Cell Research ‘Holy Grail’ Uncovered, Thanks to Zebrafish

With help from the zebrafish, a team of Australian researchers has uncovered how hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) renew themselves, considered by many to be the ‘holy grail’ of stem cell research. HSCs are a significant...

Key difference between spinal regeneration in fish and mammals

Yona Goldshmit, Ph.D., is a former physical therapist who worked in rehabilitation centers with spinal cord injury patients for many years before deciding to switch her focus to the underlying science. "After a few years...