Zebrafish

zebrafish cv highlighting important facts and statistics that make the zebrafish an ideal model organism for studying human diseases

Zebrafish CV

When you have to apply for a new job, you are asked to provide a resume, CV, and a cover letter. So why then aren’t you asking the same of the model organisms you are using? We put together a fun, yet very informative, Zebrafish CV for you to learn more about the small fish and why it makes an ideal model for studying human diseases.

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Why Validating Your Plasmids is Key to a Successful Transgenic, and How You Can Do It Too.

Plasmids are a key tool in molecular biology. These circular pieces of DNA, also called “vectors” or “constructs”,  can be engineered to contain large made-to-order stretches of synthetic DNA. We design plasmids when we need to insert large stretches of synthetic DNA into the genome to create a model organism expressing, for instance,  a fluorescent …

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Seventeen Minutes of Science: From Zebrafish to Electric Fish, the Evolution of a PhD Student’s Research

Tune in weekly to our virtual series “Seventeen Minutes of Science” every Tuesday at 11am PST / 2pm ET where we go live on Facebook with a new guest each week to talk about how science and biotechnology is woven into their lives for (you guessed it) 17 minutes! This week on 17 Minutes of …

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Seventeen Minutes of Science: What it Takes to Support Zebrafish Research (Episode 8)

Stuck at home with nothing to do during this quarantine? Restless to still be learning and interacting with other scientists? You’re in luck! You can now tune in weekly to our virtual series “Seventeen Minutes of Science”. Every Tuesday at 11am PST / 2pm ET we will go live on Facebook to talk about science …

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6 Key Steps to a Successful Zebrafish Knock-in [Infographic]

Successful zebrafish knock-ins are hard, we are not going to sugar coat it for you, but we at InVivo Biosystems are approaching an 80% success rate in our knock-ins and wanted to share with you what we believe to be the 6 key steps to having a successful knock-in project. Learn more about InVivo Biosystems’ …

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Zebrafish Acute Toxicity Study Demonstrates Concordance with Rat Fetal Embryotoxicity

Summary: As the zebrafish is increasingly adopted to test drug toxicity, it is critical to systematically assess the parallels between zebrafish, humans and other model systems. In this article, we highlight a recent paper that compares toxicity results obtained in zebrafish and rats. The paper concludes that zebrafish are “valuable for predicting mammalian toxic exposure …

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