Titel How whales defy the cancer odds: Good genes Mate van erkenning International Media naam/outlet ScienceDaily Mediatype Web Land United States Release datum 10/05/2019 Beschrijving Researchers break down DNA of world's largest mammals
Scientists have studied potential cancer suppression mechanisms in cetaceans, the mammalian group that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Biologists picked apart the genome of the humpback whale, as well as the genomes of nine other cetaceans, in order to determine how their cancer defenses are so effective.
Producent / auteur Arizona State University URL https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190510091342.htm Personen Per Palsboll Titel Researchers break down DNA of world's largest mammals to discover how whales defy the cancer odds Mate van erkenning International Media naam/outlet Phys.org Mediatype Web Land United States Release datum 09/05/2019 Beschrijving Scientists know that age and weight are risk factors in the development of cancer. That should mean that whales, which include some of the largest and longest-lived animals on Earth, have an outsized risk of developing cancer. But they don't. Instead, they are less likely to develop or die of this enigmatic disease. The same is true of elephants and dinosaurs' living relatives, birds. Marc Tollis, an assistant professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University, wants to know why. Producent / auteur Northern Arizona University URL https://phys.org/news/2019-05-dna-world-largest-mammals-whales.html Personen Per Palsboll, Martine Bérubé