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Meeting Report: Society for Melanoma Research 2015 International Congress

Meeting Report: Society for Melanoma Research 2015 International Congress November 18-21, 2015 Ana Neto, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ceol Laboratory, UMass Medical School, USA I had the opportunity to attend the Society for Melanoma Research 2015 International Congress in San Francisco, CA (18th-21st of November). Several aspects of melanoma research were covered: genetics, genomics, immunotherapy, models of melanoma, targeted… more

Helping Anxious Zebrafish Calm Down

MEK Inhibitors Reverse cAMP-Mediated Anxiety in Zebrafish   Chemistry & Biology (2015) Volume 22, Issue 10, p1335–1346 Lundegaard et al. identify therapeutic potential for anti-cancer MEK-inhibitors to treat anxiety-like cAMP-mediated behaviors in zebrafish. Targeting cAMP-MAPK cross-talk pathways broadens the range of therapeutic targets for mental health disorders. This work illustrates the importance of whole-animal phenotypic screening in anxiety drug… more

Live imaging reveals how wound healing influences cancer

Live imaging reveals how wound healing influences cancer Embo.org (2015)  Click here to read article on Embo.org  Researchers in the United Kingdom and Denmark have studied the “see-through” larvae of zebrafish to reveal how wound healing leads to skin cancer. Live imaging shows neutrophils, the protective inflammatory cells of the body’s immune system, diverted from an induced… more

DMM Travel Grants

DMM Travel Grants Available Are you an early career scientist who is interested in attending a meeting or course relevant to the journal Disease Models & Mechanisms during 2015? The Company of Biologists Grants Committee has allocated DMM with £10,000 to provide travel funds to conferences or courses for individuals working in the field of DMM. DMM… more

Tecniplast launched new breeding system during the 9th European Zebrafish Meeting in Oslo, Norway

Tecniplast launched new breeding system during the 9th European Zebrafish Meeting in Oslo, Norway Sponsored content Tecniplast Aquatic Solutions launched the latest innovation in breeding systems for zebrafish during the 9th European Zebrafish Meeting in Oslo, Norway: the iSpawn-S. iSpawn-S is a 20-liter water capacity spawning system that allows researchers to collect embryos in batches of thousands… more

Zebrafish develop system that may improve bone marrow transplant

Zebrafish develop system that may improve bone marrow transplant Binder, V. (2015). Zebrafish develop system that may improve bone marrow transplant. Boston Children’s Hospital.   Leonard Zon, MD, Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Director of the Stem Cell Program, Children’s Hospital Boston, and colleagues have developed a… more