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Wound healing in zebrafish

What is the first signal that directs the rapid influx of immune cells to a wound to stave off potential infection? A study in the zebrafish reveals an unusual but well-qualified candidate.

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Figure 1: Visualizing neutrophil migration in zebrafish larvae.


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Martin, P., Feng, Y. Wound healing in zebrafish. Nature 459, 921–923 (2009).

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