Many of our researchers are using advanced molecular tools to dissect out the mechanisms that cause cancer. Sometimes that involves organisms that are far from human, which because of their simplicity allow us to answer questions that may be too complex in our own species. In an exciting new approach here, we see the embryo of a zebrafish that has been transplanted with human leukemia cells (red). The blood vessels in the fish can be seen in green.
Image courtesy Dale Corkery, Graham Dellaire and Jason Berman, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada