Dinosaurs are diagnosed 76M years later


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– A dinosaur that had a hobby about 76 million years ago has finally been reported to have cancer, the New Atlas. Researchers in Canada saw a large increase Centrosorus Apertus Run it through the foot bone and a battery of tests, construct a CT scan, a cross-section, and cut it into thin slices to analyze it at the cellular level under a microscope. Conclusion: The plant-eating dinosaur suffered from advanced osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that still afflicts humans and other animals. “Here, we show unmistakable signatures of advanced bone cancer in 76 million-year-old horned dinosaurs,” study co-author Mark Crowther told Phys.org. “it’s very exciting.”

As it advanced, the possibility of cancer did not kill the dinosaurs – which, along with others, were found in a giant bone Centrosaurus And probably died along with them. The study’s co-author David Evans says, “Cancer has a serious effect on the individual and is very vulnerable to predators of the formidable atrocities of the time.” “The fact that this plant-eating dinosaur lived in a large, protective flock may have allowed it to live longer with such a devastating disease.” Cancer has been found earlier in other dinosaur fossils, per Science, But the study says that this is the first osteosarcoma diagnosis in dinosaurs. (Or see why the “youngest” dinosaur wasn’t actually a dinosaur.)

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