A Model Fish: Lesson Plan

Because all vertebrates have a common ancestor, the process of development from egg to embryo is the same for both humans and fish. Learn how scientists use the ghostly transparent strand of zebrafish to test hypotheses on a fish instead of a human. Two sets of academic researchers better understand therapies and cancers by using this model organism.

Boosting Cancer Treatment

Tetanus Booster May Boost Brain Tumor Treatment

March 25, 2015 
A cancer vaccine would be as beneficial as it is problematic to develop. Vaccines work by training the immune system to recognize and destroy a foreign invader. The trouble with tumors is they are made of human cells gone haywire, and the immune system often has a difficult time telling the difference between a cancer cell and a healthy cell.