The study, published online in the journal Behavioural Brain Research found zebrafish can alter their behavior in response to different situations. Brennan Brennan, from Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, who led the study, said: ‘Zebrafish are one of the most useful animal models to study the development of genetic mechanisms of many psychiatric disorders, they breed productive and we have many new and exciting techniques that allows us to explore their genetic make-up in the laboratory to allow ‘.
The research challenges previous studies, the fish were elicit elicit able to behavioral flexibility, in contrast to mammals and humans, because they have not frontal cortex frontal cortex.Other researchers develop liver or joint tissue chips to better predict drug safetyResearchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine , the Federation grants to micro – model liver and an arthritic joint as part of the national effort to create 3-D chip to cells and tissues which could build up rapid and accurate method of predicting toxicity of experimental therapies, and the promotion a better understanding of of the many illnesses.
The Pittsburgh project are:3-D Micro – Livermore: D. Lansing Taylor, Allegheny Foundation a professor of Computational and Systems Biology, and producer, University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute, lead one team Pittsburg and the Massachusetts General Hospital, a three-dimensional microfluidics mimic imitate from human cells, the acinus is the smallest functional unit of the liver can formed. The team will also develop from a panel of sentinel biosensor cells which indicates hepatic toxicity with exposure different drugs. The current gold standard of testing being no much gold Hero In humans, the liver plays a major role in the processing drug and number of experimental agents have failure in the late stages of human test because preclinical studies not predictions, are Your effects on the liver, along with other bodies.