Science Updates

Science Updates

Zebrafish are extremely useful in the research and study of human diseases. To understand how and why scientists use zebrafish in their research of cancer please see the below links:

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Why do scientists use zebrafish to study cancer?
Cancer scientists use a wide variety of techniques to study the growth and development of tumor cells. Laboratory research often focuses on individual cells or tissue samples, but to learn how cancers grow and respond to therapies in living organisms, scientists rely on other experimental models. In recent years, zebrafish have become the model of choice for studying many cancer types. Dana-Farber’s A. Thomas Look, MD, who uses zebrafish in his own work, explains why.

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Using zebrafish to understand the development and spread of cancer
Researchers are taking advantage of small, transparent zebrafish embryos and larvae—and a special strain of see-through adults—to understand the development and spread of cancer.

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How zebrafish became a popular animal in science?
Zebrafish much more that household pets. They are becoming as scientifically important as lab rats and fruit flies.

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Why animals are used in science?
Researchers study many species of animals in the hunt to understand the human body – and what will keep it healthy.

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Zebrafish cancer: the state of the art and the path forward
The zebrafish is a recent addition to animal models of human cancer, and studies using this model are rapidly contributing major insights. Zebrafish develop cancer spontaneously, after mutagen exposure and through transgenesis.

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Zebrafish cancer and metastasis models for in vivo drug discovery
There is a great need for more efficient methods to discover new cancer therapeutics, as traditional drug development processes are slow and expensive. The use of zebrafish as a whole-organism screen is a time and cost-effective means of improving the efficiency and efficacy of drug development.

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