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Determining antibiotic residues in foodstuffs

Genevac EZ-2 evaporator estimated to save the laboratory 2-3 hours per day that previously was spent on evaporation tasks



Fish pool their experience to solve problems collectively

Implications for business and bio-inspired swarm robotics, say researchers



FISH probe portfolio for lung cancers

Oxford Gene Technology has launched two new CE-IVD labelled fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) probes



Scientists search for mutations at Chernobyl

A new study will see scientists studying fish living in lakes surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor to find out whether the radiation is causing genetic mutations in fish and aquatic invertebrates.



Skate and ray wings sourced from vulnerable species, DNA tests find

DNA testing by University of Salford researchers has found that supermarket skate and ray wings are being taken from declining species – despite being labelled as from more sustainable stocks



Fisheries-induced evolution adds a bonus to good management

A new study published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to determine whether genetic changes resulting from fishing pressure have any significant economic effects for the case of Atlantic cod.



Route parasite takes to infect fish uncovered

Scientists in Aberdeen have made a discovery which could ultimately help to develop a control for a major cause of infection in farmed fish.



Bearing replacements solve fish processing line failures

Bearing replacements on a fish processing line and a baking dough mixing machine solve production problems.



Invasive fish and mussels damaging walleyes

The zebra mussel and the round goby are playing a central role in transferring toxic chemicals called PCBs up the food chain and into Saginaw Bay walleyes, one of that region's most popular sport fish.



Medicine residues may threaten fish reproduction

Researchers have discovered that traces of many medicines can be found in fish that have been swimming in treated waste water.



Protecting endangered Californian fish

Most of the actions proposed by two federal agencies to reduce water diversions in the California Bay-Delta in order to protect endangered and threatened fish species are "scientifically justified."



Sources of mercury to ocean fish

With concern over mercury contamination of tuna on the rise and growing information about the health effects of eating contaminated fish, scientists would like to know exactly where the pollutant is coming from and how it's getting into open-ocean fish species.



Popular nanoparticle causes toxicity in fish

A nanoparticle growing in popularity as a bactericidal agent has been shown to be toxic to fish, according to a Purdue University study.



Vitamin bombs for baby fish

Scientists have set themselves the goal of exploiting the advantages of a special type of zooplankton on a large scale called Copepods.



Algae may help curb fish kills

A microbe commonly found in the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways emits a poison not just to protect itself but to stun and immobilise the prey it plans to eat, a team of researchers from four universities has discovered.



Tilapia feed on Fiji's native fish

The poster child for sustainable fish farming-the tilapia-is actually a problematic invasive species for the native fish of the islands of Fiji, according to a new study.



Fish don't eat trees after all

A high-profile study a few years ago suggested that fish get almost 50 percent of their carbon from trees and leaves, evidence for a very close link between the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.



Hazard depends on origin of fish

A research team has confirmed a higher presence of the parasite Anisakis spp in anchovies of the Atlantic South East coast and the Mediterranean North West coast.



Edible coating makes fish fillets healthier and longer-lasting

Researchers have found that an edible coating made from crustacean shells and impregnated with fish oil dramatically improves both the shelf-life and quality of lingcod fillets. Sean Ottewell reports.



Fish vision discovery makes waves

Researchers have identified the first fish known to have switched from ultraviolet vision to violet vision, or the ability to see blue light. The discovery is also the first example of an animal deleting a molecule to change its visual spectrum.



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