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A cray-active solution for cancer research

… new environmental conditions such as diet, population density or temperature. “Epigenetic factors may also influence cancer risk and play a role in the clinical development of the disease,” says Lyko. For example, colleagues at DKFZ have recently shown that epigenetics plays a major role in medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain tumour in children (DKFZ PM Nr. 30/2014). Lyko explains that, “in order to understand the basics of epigenetics, we need models. The usual mouse and rat …

Frodo’s basement: Secret chamber found where hobbit humans lived 

… of the Liang Bua rock shelter, where the hobbit remains were unearthed, have drawn a blank. Perhaps that’s because we’ve been looking in the wrong place. In 2006, Michael Gagan at the Australian National University in Canberra and his colleagues visited the cave, and in one dimly lit corner stumbled upon the entrance to a steep passageway. They abseiled down and found a whole new chamber. The team has now excavated the upper layers of sediment in the Liang Bawah cave. They uncovered animal …

Woolly mammoth skin’s living cells could help bring the beast back to life 

… the expedition, said: ‘The skin is especially interesting for the Revival of the Mammoth project. ‘Our Korean colleagues believe that skin is the best material for cloning attempts through finding viable cells. ‘Now we are studying the skin in our new laboratory.’ The mammoth remains were discovered on the Lyakhovsky Islands in Arctic waters off the north coast of the Siberian land mass. The islands are the southernmost in the New Siberian archipelago and are thought to …

Rare ‘Living Fossil’ Nautilus Spotted For The First Time In 30 Years

… and his colleagues baited a stick with fish and chicken meat and suspended it between 150 meters and 396 meters below the water surface. They had also set a camera to film the activity. Why is nautilus called a ‘living fossil’? Eventually, two species of nautilus showed up until a hungry shellfish started bullying them away from the food. Scientists kept the creatures in chilled water while bringing them to the surface for study. That was necessary because nautilus is very sensitive …

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