Zebrafish Drug Screening Center

Mie University

We performed zebrafish-based drug screening against obesity, diabetes and cancers. 

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Best Poster Award "Medicinal bath safety evaluation using zebrafish embryos" in the 75th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hot Spring Sciences.
Addition of various natural products or extracts to hot springs or bath water so that the fragrance may have a relaxing effect or to beautify the skin is becoming widely common. However, the functionality and safety of these so-called "medicinal baths" are mostly based on empirical evidence and have been scientifically proven only for a few products. In this study, as part of the development of new medicinal baths for use in an upcoming resort complex in Mie Prefecture, we conducted a biological safety evaluation, using zebrafish embryos.


2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie, 5148572, Japan


Yasuhito Shimada, MD, PhD.
Email: shimada.yasuhito@mie-u.ac.jp                     
Phone: +81 (0) 59 231 5384           

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