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The Development Of Idiopathic Scoliosis In Zebrafish

Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a complex genetic disorder that affects approximately 4% of children worldwide, yet its underlying biological cause remains unknown. Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have determined that neuroinflammatory signals, the signals that trigger inflammation in the spinal cord, drive spinal curve formation in zebrafish

Omega-3 fish oil Reduces Perioperative Bleeding

A new study published in Circulation contradicts a long-held theory that omega-3s fatty acids EPA and DHA can increase bleeding in surgery patients. In the study, 1516 patients scheduled for cardiac surgery were randomized to receive 6.5-8 g of omega-3 EPA and DHA over two to five days before surgery, then 1.7 g per day on the morning of the surgery until discharge, or placebo.

Metabolites from Octocoral-Associated Microbes

Octocorals (Cnidaria, Anthozoa Octocorallia) are magnificent repositories of natural products with fascinating and unusual chemical structures and bioactivities of interest to medicine and biotechnology. However, mechanistic understanding of the contribution of microbial symbionts to the chemical diversity of octocorals is yet to be achieved.