• Berkeley Lab Helps Reveal How Dinosaur Blood Vessels Can Preserve Through the Ages

    7 monthes ago - By News Center

    In order to take these mesmerizing microscopy images, the team carefully demineralized small bits of T. rex bone to liberate the preserved vessel tissue inside. The sample used in this study came from the femur of the famous, nearly complete fossil specimen known as “the Nation's T. rex,” which is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. (Credit: Boatman et al. and Smithsonian Institute)
    A team of scientists led by Elizabeth Boatman at the University of Wisconsin Stout used infrared and X-ray imaging and spectromicroscopy performed at Berkeley Lab's...
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