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Friday dinosaur goodies
PZ over at Pharyngula has blogged about a recent report in Science in which amazingly well-preserved dinosaur soft tissues were found deep within the fossilized bones of Tyrannosaurus rex. Cool. Of particular interest to me is the vascular endothelial structures that were identified. Given that my main research interest is tumor angiogenesis, most of my lab work revolves around endothelial cells. Unfortunately, I haven't received the March 25 issue of Science yet, but I'll definitely check this out when it arrives.
In fact, I can see a new grant proposal from this: Dinosaur angiogenesis, anyone?