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Image of the Day
Image of the day: Stylish Zebrafish
Staff | May 3, 2017
develop patterns of colorful stripes on their skin thanks to pigmented cells—dark melanophores, orange-gold xanthophores, and iridescent iridophores.
Macrophages Physically Relay Signals Between Cell Types
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017
Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.
Infographic: How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes
Catherine Offord | Apr 30, 2017
Immune cells called macrophages shuttle cellular messages in the skin.
Image of the Day: Seeing in 5-D
Staff | Jan 17, 2017
A new imaging technique helps scientists see the interactions between molecules in this zebrafish embryo.
Fish Behavior Affected by Parasite
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2016
A common infection might be skewing experimental data on zebrafish.
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Circulating Tumor Cells Traverse Tiny Vasculature
Tanya Lewis | Apr 18, 2016
Clusters of tumor-derived cells can pass through narrow channels that mimic human capillaries, scientists show in vitro and in zebrafish.
Staff | Mar 1, 2016
See zebrafish engage in sleeplike behavior.
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers have developed a technique to visualize the origin of melanoma in zebrafish, throwing light on a genetic switch for cancer.
Fish Make Their Own Sun Protection
Jenny Rood | May 14, 2015
Zebrafish and other vertebrates have the enzymatic machinery to synthesize gadusol, an ultraviolet light-absorbing compound.