Jana Grothe/ February 1, 2018/ Applications/ 0 comments

Adult zebrafish are a well-established model for studying heart regeneration. Due to their opaque tissue repair has been primarily assessed using destructive histology, precluding repeated investigations of the same animal. Scientists have now found a high-resolution, non-invasive in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method incorporating a miniature respiratory and anaesthetic perfusion set-up for live adult zebrafish, allowing for visualization of scar formation and heart regeneration in the same animal over time.

In their set-up they used the Bartels mp6 micro pump! You can see it in the figure (a) below.

 

Have an in depth read through this interesting report here.



photos: Zebrafish: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
https://speakingofresearch.com/2015/08/25/behind-the-scenes-of-zebrafish-research/
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03050-y#Fig2
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/103200.php

source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03050-y#Fig2

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