Psychology & Psychiatry

The far-reaching effects of antidepressants

When University of Ottawa biologists Marilyn Vera-Chang and Vance Trudeau began to study the effects of a popular antidepressant on reproduction levels in zebrafish, they stumbled across something that changed the course ...

Health

Steaming fish better than boiling for eliminating cyanotoxins

A group of researchers from the University of Seville has published a study that shows that steaming freshwater fish for more than two minutes reduces the presence of cylindrospermopsin, a cyanotoxin, by up to 26 percent. ...

Genetics

Genes of carcinogenic liver fluke revealed

The tiny liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini causes damage out of all proportion to its size. Consumed as cysts within raw fish by people in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, it causes the tropical disease, Opisthorciasis, putting ...

Medical research

Animals in research: Zebrafish

Zebrafish are probably not the first creatures that come to mind when it comes to animals that are valuable for medical research.