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Researchers completed a CT scan of an entire woolly mammoth tusk for the first time. Larger CT scanners have allowed scans that weren’t possible before. The scan revealed the seven-foot-long tusk belonged to an approximately 32-year-old mammoth that lived 17,000 years ago.
Researchers determined collagen type XII drives breast cancer tumors to metastasize. High levels of collagen XII may be used to predict more aggressive tumors, and scientists are investigating the finding’s therapeutic potential.