Scientists have been able to reconstruct, for the first time, the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone of early tetrapods, the earliest four-legged animals. High-energy X-rays and a new data extraction protocol allowed the researchers to reconstruct the backbones of the 360 million year old fossils in exceptional detail and shed new light on how the first vertebrates moved from water onto land.
Researchers discover key protein that is highly critical for cancer growth. The Melbourne research team showed that when denied the protein the cancer cell death was rapid. Kelly said, "It's dramatic. It occurs within 24 to 72 hours.