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Globally, nearly 1 in 6 human deaths occur due to cancer, whereas less than 5% of captive elephants — who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially cancerous cells as humans — die of the disease.(Shutterstock)

Cancer rarely affects elephants, here’s the real reason behind it

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 02:23 PM IST
A new study has identified a “zombie” gene that protects elephants from cancer, a finding that may pave the way for a new treatment for humans.
Researchers claim that as plants were evolving and developing toxic defences, dinosaurs continued eating them despite gastrointestinal distress.(HT/Photo for representation)
Researchers claim that as plants were evolving and developing toxic defences, dinosaurs continued eating them despite gastrointestinal distress.(HT/Photo for representation)

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Press Trust of India, New York | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2018 02:59 PM IST
Researchers said emergence of toxic plants combined with dinosaurs’ inability to associate the taste of certain dangerous foods had them already decreasing drastically in population.
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