model organism

How a tiny pet store fish became the center of neuroscience research

The tropical zebrafish is used extensively in genetics, neuroscience, and development labs worldwide

Scientists, beware of the consequences of routine practices in your lab!

The harmless practice of using parafilm to seal agar petri dishes containing the model organism, C. elegans, actually impacts larval development

Being exposed to reactive oxygen helps worms live longer lives

Worms exposed to reactive oxygen species early in life actually lived about 18% longer than their unexposed counterparts

In Japan, it is already legal to create human-animal hybrid organisms — should we?

This research might help patients waiting for donated organs, but it comes with serious ethical considerations