Dinosaur 'blood' extracted from ancient bone
By T.K. Randall
May 6, 2009 · 16 comments
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Scientists have succeeded in extracting proteins and microstructures from an 80 million-year-old dinosaur bone, demonstrating that it is possible to recover tissue from prehistoric remains despite the extreme length of time it needs to survive.
A dinosaur bone buried for 80 million years has yielded a mix of proteins and microstructures resembling cells. The finding is important because it should resolve doubts about a previous report that also claimed to have extracted dino tissue from fossils."
Source: New Scientist
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