I am the Zebrafish and i am used for research in today’s world
The zebrafish which i am is a small tropical fish that has become one of the favoured animal model systems for studying gene function during embryonic development.
This is your Life! I am a __Brain__cell.
“There’s no reason you couldn’t model lots of different genetic disorders in zebrafish,” Baraban said. “So genetic forms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, they can all be modeled in zebrafish and used in drug screening. And in the epilepsy field this is just one example. So if you’re child has a gene mutation, we can make fish with that specific gene mutation and screen for drugs that are effective for your children.” Baraban’s research inspiring for people suffering from Dravet Syndrome, but his zebrafish method could be used to find therapeutic agents for various other conditions caused by mutations in a single gene. He said this technique offers a much more tailored approach to drug screening.
Note: Because of its outstanding suitability for imaging and transgenesis approaches, the developing zebrafish becoming a leading vertebrate model for studies of brain circuitry, synaptic plasticity and behaviour. An essential prerequisite for studies of circuit connectivity and behaviour is a clear understanding of the neuroanatomy of the brain. However, there is a lack of detailed neuroanatomical information for this vertebrate model – this lack of knowledge presents a major bottleneck in the field. Although we have a reasonable understanding of the general principles of how neurons are generated and acquire identities, our knowledge of the circuitry subsequently established by the neurons is very fragmentary.
hi i am Jean-Marque Elliot a full time second year student at the University of the West Indies and this blog is just to express some of my biological views .
This is why i do a Bsc in Biology so that one day i can move on to Vet School to become a Veterinarian so that i can help these animal and more from Extinction !!!! My goal My Dream .
Wildlife crime is now the most urgent threat to three of the world’s best-loved species—elephants, rhinos and tigers.
The global value of illegal wildlife trade is between $7.8 and $10 billion per year.
I AM NOT MEDICINE
At least one rhino is killed every day due to the mistaken belief that rhino horn can cure diseases. The main market is now in Vietnam where there is a newly emerged belief that rhino horn cures cancer. Rhino horn is also used in other traditional Asian medicine to treat a variety of ailments including fever and various blood disorders. It is also used by wealthy Asian as a cure for hangovers.
I AM NOT A TRINKET
Tens of thousands of elephants are killed every year for their ivory tusks. In 1989, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned the international trade in ivory. However, there are still some thriving but unregulated domestic ivory markets in a number of countries, which fuel an illegal international trade.
I AM NOT A RUG
Every part of the tiger—from whisker to tail—is traded in illegal wildlife markets. Poaching is the most immediate threat to wild tigers. In relentless demand, their parts are used for traditional medicine, folk remedies, and increasingly as a status symbol among wealthy Asians.
All information and text from the WWF. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/WH4SMk
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