Fish toxin could help fight cancer

Fish toxin could help fight cancer

Yersinia ruckeri is a bacterial pathogen that causes a nasty disease in salmon and trout called enteric redmouth disease. Affected fish can experience hemorrhaging in their mouths, eyes, and fins. Certainly not a pleasant pathogen- but believe it or not, researchers think that a toxin created from Yersinia ruckeri could be effective against human cancer […]

Small Fish Making A Large Impact Against Infant Blindness!

Small Fish Making A Large Impact Against Infant Blindness!

Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis, or LCA, is a congenital condition that causes blindness in infants that currently has no treatment. Parents of children with LCA each contribute a defective gene to their offspring which causes abnormal development of the retina, the structure in the back of the eye that detects light and color. Researchers are using […]

Fish and Snakes: Inspiring New Body Armor

Fish and Snakes: Inspiring New Body Armor

Fish, insects, reptiles and wild animals adapt to their surroundings- so why not take some notes from them? Well, that’s just what scientists have done, and now fish, armadillos and lizards are inspiring unique body armor for humans! Pretty amazing. Researchers at Northeastern University College of Engineering worked to combine the protective qualities of fish […]

Tilapia: The next generation of Band-Aids?

Tilapia: The next generation of Band-Aids?

Tilapia is a popular fish, one that you’ll often find on the menu. But this fish might become much more popular, because it’s possible that tilapia could help heal your wounds, as well! Collagen is a major structural protein in animals. It’s known that applying collagen to a wound can help the skin heal faster. […]

Seals: It’s all about that face

Seals: It’s all about that face

Harbor seals are pretty incredible hunters. Even when they can’t see or hear, they can detect fish in the area by using their whiskers to recognize the disturbances in the water. And recently, scientists have figured out why seals are so good at what they do: it’s all in the unique shape of their whiskers. […]

BPA Free, Maybe – Symptom Free,  NOT

BPA Free, Maybe – Symptom Free, NOT

Bisphenol A or BPA , used in plastics, continues to be studied in a variety of settings. Just recently, a study was published from the University of Calgary that says BPA-free products are not necessarily free of the estrogen imposter. Manufacturers substitute Bisphenol S (BPS) for BPA. In a study comparing environmental exposure, researchers looked […]