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Several studies have demonstrated translational potential of the zebrafish in modelling fetal alcohol spectrum disorders including the less severe forms of this disease. Short exposure to even low doses of alcohol during embryonic development has been shown to disrupt behavior, alter neurochemistry and expression of neuronal markers and glial cell...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) represent a worldwide problem. The severity and types of symptoms of FASD vary, which may be due to the genotype of the fetus and the developmental stage at which the fetus is exposed to alcohol. The most prevalent forms of FASD present less severe symptoms, including behavioral and cognitive abnormalities, a...