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BSC 1005 Reaction Paper Ryan Wisneski R08009815 Friday, May 1 st , 2009 This article is about some outstanding new research that is taking place at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. The new studies are on the tiny little zebra fish that may
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Ryan Wisneski R08009815 BSC 1005 hold the key to new advancements in motor neuron disease. These fish may be the answer to stem cell research that may find a treatment for this disease. “Scientists have found that these fish are able to produce motor neurons – cells that control all muscle activity such as speaking, walking and breathing in humans – when they repair damage to their spinal cords” (University of Edinburgh). The scientists have now moved on to looking at the smaller molecules hoping to find out the process of the motor neuron regeneration in the fish and translate it into a way that can cure the disease in humans. Dr. Catherina Becker said, "Understanding how zebra fish can
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