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Dinosaur Blood Vessels Found Unfossilized and Analyzed for the First Time

Dinosaur Blood Vessels Found Unfossilized and Analyzed for the First Time

​The extant blood vessels of a duck billed dinosaur have been discovered and analyzed after 80 million years, in an effort led by Tim Cleland, a postdoctoral Collaborative Opportunities for Research Educators (CORE) fellow at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Chemistry. 

​The vessels were discovered in the leg bone of a 30-foot long dinosaur which lived in what is now Montana. Cleland, who specializes in a chemical analysis technique known as mass spectrometry, led the effort to analyze specific proteins found in the prehistoric blood vessels, which could potentially give us insight into how proteins have evolved over the span of several millions of years. 

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