Zebrafish Modeling of COVID-19 Susceptibility in Rare Disease
Using zebrafish modeling in a rare human disease may be the perfect physiologic model to better understand the disease and to generate more individualized therapeutic medical responses and positive outcomes for higher risk COVID-19 groups.
When you apply for a job, you’re asked to submit a resume, CV, cover letter, etc. so why are you not asking the same from your model organisms? We’ve put together a fun yet very informative CV for our favorite nematode, C. elegans, to help you learn a bit more about the benefits of using the model in your research.
For Episode 24 of 17 Minutes of Science we are joined by Dr. Zachary Pratt. Recently Zach, a high school biology teacher, reached out on Twitter to his fellow scientists about a grassroots effort he’s initiating to help provide relatable mentors to his students and to encourage and increase diversity in STEM. Hoping to gather a few responses, Dr. Pratt was blown away by the more than 360 responses he’s received so far.
Using CRISPR and other genome editing methods, we can create genetically engineered animal models for better understanding genetic mutations and disease biology discovery. But which model is the right model for your research? We’ve put together a search tool to help you find the ideal model for studying your gene of interest, check it out!
For Episode 24 of 17 Minutes of Science we are joined by Divyanka Gupta. Divyanka is a PharmD graduate working as a regulatory writer at Ora, Inc. In addition to her career, Divyanka helps others write the prescription of their career to live the life that they want through her YouTube Channel, FocusRX.
- Building blocks for microbiome research
- Zebrafish research could unlock key to genetic defect in people
- Quantum thermometer using nanodiamonds senses a ‘fever’ in tiny worms C. elegans
- Estimated Research and Development Investment Needed to Bring a New Medicine to Market,
- Reducing animal experimentation thanks to zebrafish
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