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Support the finding of dinosaur body tissue

Support the finding of dinosaur body tissue

In research published earlier today in the journal Bone and conducted by scientists at Palo Alto Research Center and the University of North Carolina, it confirms the presence of bone cells bone tissue (osteocytes). A finding that confirms the possibility of preservation of organic cells for tens of millions of years.

The analysis was obtained from the original bone cells were extracted from preserved bone of a Tyrannosaurus Rex 67 million years in 2005 and a Brachylophosaurus canadensis 80 million years in 2007.

A study has been achieved after several spectrometric and immunological studies where the researchers applied a series of special antibodies with the ability to “ignore” foreign bacteria but can interact with Phex protein molecules in cells of the dinosaurs. Furthermore, spectrometric study research allowed to access the amino acid sequence occurring in proteins such as actin or tubulin.

According to Dr. Mary Schweitzer, University of North Carolina, the investigation has determined that the cells of the bone marrow cells are actually real and not the result of contaminants. A discovery that has come together with the presence of DNA, even as scientists say, noo no dinosaur sequences to be compared.

A finding that demonstrates the possibility of preservation of organic cells for millions of years and will help in the future in finding new ways to preserve tissues of living organisms.

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