How Animal Research Saved Baby Lincoln’s Life

How Animal Research Saved Baby Lincoln’s Life

Seven-month-old Lincoln Seay was in bad shape. Lincoln had been waiting since November for a heart transplant and now he was going into cardiac arrest. A donor heart had been located and was on the way, but the little boy was deteriorating rapidly. Even with the best care, Lincoln’s life was hanging in the balance. […]

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 […]

Zebrafish: An indicator of water pollution?

Zebrafish: An indicator of water pollution?

Unfortunately, water pollution in China is a serious issue. Current water testing involves chemical testing, but it isn’t always sensitive enough to accurately determine the presence of all pollutants. That’s where the zebrafish comes in. In a new water testing method, researchers put 20 healthy zebrafish embryos into a water sample, and then observe the […]