7 Dec 2021 - 17:00
Highlights Microglia, the immune cells of the brain, form the first line of defense against neurogenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries. However, questions surrounding how the...
Type: Press release
19 Oct 2018 - 13:49
How different cells in a multicellular organism acquire their identities remains a fundamental mystery of development. In the eye, for example, the lens contains two cell types – lens epithelial...
Type: Press release
19 Oct 2018 - 12:01
Wild-type lens (top) compared to the VPS45 mutant (bottom). Right panels indicate expresson of a marker of fiber cell differentiation (green).
Type: Photo
19 Oct 2018 - 11:57
Left panel indicates zebrafish eye. Right drawing indicates diagram of lens development. Lens epithelial cells (orange) form a monolayer covering the spherical lens fiber core, in which lens fiber...
Type: Photo
16 Oct 2018 - 15:18
The Developmental Neurobiology Unit maintains living library of zebrafish for their experiments.
Type: Photo
12 Oct 2018 - 16:39
(Left to right) Study authors Yutaka Kojima, Yuko Nishiwaki, Prof. Ichiro Masai and Toshiaki Mochizuki stand in the zebrafish lab at OIST.
Type: Photo
5 Apr 2017 - 18:00
Newborns babies can be at risk of congenital blindness, presenting sight defects due to lesions or to genetic mutations in their genome. Among the latter, Leber Congenital Amaurosis – or LCA - is one...
Type: Press release
3 Apr 2017 - 13:56
Type: Photo
15 Feb 2017 - 10:32
Time-lapse movie of zebrafish lens epithelial cells expressing GFP-histones and mCherry-zGem as they progress through the cell cycle.
Type: Video
14 Feb 2017 - 21:01
There are many different structures in our eyes that work in conjunction to allow us to see. These structures are strikingly similar between different species, from zebrafish to humans. The growth of...
Type: News Article
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