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Fight Stroke with Fish

03 August 2015 - People who eat more protein especially from seafood ?V may be less likely to have a stroke, according to survey analysis by the Nanjing University School of Medicine in China. The study, published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, involved seven separate studies totalling 254,489 people and found that eating just 20 additional grams of protein every day lowered the risk of stroke by 26%.Overall, the participants with the highest protein intake were 20% less ikely to develop a stroke than those with the lowest amount of protein in their diets. The link was strongest for people getting their protein from seafood rather than from grains or red meat. Protein and the fatty acids in fish lower blood pressure, which may help protect against stroke. The results accounted for factors that could affect the risk of stroke, such as smoking and high cholesterol. Source of information: Reader Digest, April 2015

Fisheries Mobile Information Package (FISHMiP)


February 2018 - Fisheries Reseach Institute Malaysia has been invented a device (FISHMiP) that can inform fisherman their fishing zone and bounderies between the states. ​This handheld  device FISHMiP is compatible with GARMIN GPS Map Series i.e., Garmin MONTANA 650, Garmin 64s, Garmin GPS Map 78s, Garmin DriveSmart 50LM ans etc. ​By using this device, the authorities can easily monitor fishing operation such as fishing at the gazetted areas, or accidentally entering neighbouring countries. We are seeking ​serious partners to invest in the project to commecialize the product. Please contact Mr. Hadzley for further information at 04-6263925/6.




Fish Virology at Fish Health Research Center (NaFish)


January 2019 - Research on fish and shrimp virology at  NaFish has been started since late 1990's under the aquaculture unit. The research was done in collaboration with JIRCAS on WSSV in shrimp, and at the same time fish tissue culture lab (NaFish) was establishe in the year  2002. Viral nervous necrosis (VNN) is a disease caused by betanodavirus and being reported in more than 50 fish species worldwide (tropical and cold water). Infected fish typically shows abnormal swimming behavior, skin darkening, anorexia, lethargy and swim bladder hyperinflation. Histologically, VNN cause vacuolation of the fish nervous system such as brain and eyes. In collaboration with Veterinary Research Institute (VRI),  the first local VNN strain from imported bawal emas (Trichinotus blochii)  has been successfully  isolated  in the year 2006. Currently, two CPEs (cytopathic effec) have been confirmed as VNN and many others isolates found in fish tissue culture are still under investigation. In Malaysia, VNN is endemic and can be easily isolated from the healthy looking fish. The endemic state of disease will limit the strategy of controlling and prevention. At hatchery level,regular monitoring VNN in broodstocks and fry stocks is important to ensure they are free from the virus which can cause great losses. With the success of VSS viral isolation and identification, NaFish has taken further steps  in the research.