Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Mere Existence of Whales

Given their enormous size and thus the number of cells and cell divisions, whales should have much greater incidence of cancer and thus will not be able to survive not even close to the life span of humans. Yet they live up to 100 and more year. What are whales cancer fighting strategies and mechanisms and why should we focus on larger organisms in the ongoing cancer research.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2011/02/28/the-mere-existence-of-whales/

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