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Fish’s Use of Electricity Might Shed Light on Human Illnesses

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Jason Gallant

Deep in the night in muddy African rivers, a fish uses electrical charges to sense the world around it and to communicate with other members of its species….

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$1.5M NSF Grant to Explore Secrets of Electric Fish Genome

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Electric fish have been a model biology system since the 18th century. Their potential, though, has been mostly isolated to neurological studies. Thanks to the recent availability of…

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NSF Grant Will Help Decipher Cells’ Electric Properties

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Electric Eel

A Michigan State University researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically…

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Exploring Evolution in Electric Fish

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
fish

Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new…

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Understanding Convergent and Divergent Evolution of Electric Organs

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jason Gallant

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Electric Fish Lab Uses Big Data to Study Evolution

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jason Gallant, assistant professor, Department of Zoology at Michigan State University, studies the genomic basis of phenotypic evolution and diversification, particularly in animal phenotypes that are related to communication…

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Shared Gene Takes One Road to Evolution

Monday, September 8, 2014

A new paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that when it comes to evolving some traits – especially simple ones – there may be a shared gene, one…

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Shocking Secrets: Electric Eels Provide Clues for Practical Applications

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Electric Eel

For the first time, the genome of the electric eel has been sequenced. This discovery has revealed the secret of how fishes with electric organs have evolved six…

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