9 Aug 2022 - 16:00
Highlights: Researchers investigated the role of a protein that has been hypothesized to regulate the cell cycle, initiated DNA repair, and suppress tumors. Zebrafish embryos, which develop...
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22 Mar 2022 - 13:30
Highlights Retinal ganglion cells are a type of neuron found in the eye that are essential for vision A new study on zebrafish has found that a protein called Strip1 is required to keep these...
Type: Press release
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...
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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).
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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...
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16 Oct 2018 - 15:18
The Developmental Neurobiology Unit maintains living library of zebrafish for their experiments.
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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.
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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
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