Introducing Xenopus!

Over the past couple of weeks, you might have encountered men of all ages, proudly wearing a freshly grown moustache. During the month of November, many men take part in Movember, an annual event which involves growing a moustache to raise awareness around men’s health and in particular men’s mental health and prostate and testicular cancer. World-wide Movember foundations raise money and organise events with the aim of increasing early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments. While raising awareness and increasing early detection may prevent many deaths, a better comprehension…

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1st Lausanne Fish User Meeting

Bionomous is sponsoring the 1st Lausanne Fish User Meeting ! Next Friday 5th of November, the Lausanne community for fish research will meet for the first time. This event aims at bringing together all the groups doing research with fish in Lausanne to discuss the different topics that they study. The fish research community in Lausanne is mainly focused on zebrafish, and we also have some groups using killifish for studies in the areas of epigenetics, stem cells, aging. At Bionomous we decided to sponsor this great event since we…

Caudal fin regeneration in zebrafish

Halloween is right around the corner and you will soon be seeing various spooky creatures parading down the streets: ghosts, wizards and zombies which might even be missing a limb. While ghosts and wizards are usually classified as magical creatures, zombies have something in them which make them slightly more real. A zombie is an animated corpse which has been brought back to life and although resurrection remains completely unreal, regenerative medicine has been working on replacing and regenerating defective cells, tissues and organs with the goal of restoring normal function. Some animals…

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Studying breast cancer with zebrafish: a case study

In this new series of articles, we will review some of the key scientific publications of 2020 which included zebrafish in their studies. This first review will cover an article published in Clinical Cancer Research on March 15th 2020: Deubiquitinase Activity Profiling Identifies UCHL1 as a Candidate Oncoprotein that Promotes TGFβ-induced breast cancer metastasis1.In this article, the authors have focused their research on a subset of proteins involved in the tumour cell intracellular degradation pathway as a potential treatment for breast cancer. To get a full comprehensive overview of the…

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