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Dino protein

ST. LOUIS - Someday, biochemists will be able to figure out what
dinosaurs ate, what diseases afflicted them and how they were related to
each other - all by analyzing a bit of organic goo.

At least those are the kinds of tests that could theoretically be
carried out in a new field dubbed "paleoproteomics." Paleontologists are
becoming increasingly intrigued by the possibilities in the wake of last
year's discovery that some of a Tyrannosaurus rex's soft tissues -
perhaps its blood cells, blood vessels or fibrous cells - could survive
the process of fossilization intact.

Rest of story: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11385533/

Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology/
Chief Preparator
Department of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303-370-6392
Fax: 303-331-6492
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