Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Mammoths had Diseases Similar to Humans - Discovery by Russian Scientists
18.04.2017 10:33
Mammoths had Diseases Similar to Humans - Discovery by Russian Scientists

Scientists of the Tomsk State University have studied the collection of remnants of Yakut mammoths and found traces of diseases in animals that are typical for humans. Thus, the researchers have confirmed the theory of mammoths' extinction due to mineral starvation caused by climate changes.

      "The study has shown that almost half of the ancient mammals' bones bear signs of serious pathologies typical of the human skeletal system too," - the press service of the TSU reported.

      In particular, scientists have discovered a disease in mammoths, called  "loose cartilage" or "melon-seed body", i.e. the separation of a bone fragment or cartilaginous tissue freely located in the joint cavity. Another anomaly in mammoths was the openness of transverse foramen in the cervical vertebrae.


Sources: Https:// 

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Mammoths     

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Franz Josef Land to be Fathomed with Paleomagnetic Method
Inventions by Blagoveshchensk Schoolchildren Win Over Large Enterprises
Strange Glow in Sky of Orenburg Caught on Camera
RAS Got Reconstructed Mirror of Big Azimuth Telescope in Karachaevo-Cherkessia
Russian Electronics Holding Introduces Transistors for 5G Networks

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Kurily Urup Island  Labinsk  Archeology  Udmurtia  Barnaul  Yekaterinburg sightseeing  TV Series  Russian Cinema  Russian business  Russian history  Magnitsky Act  medicine  Moscow monuments  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  White Nights Festival  Moscow Theatres  Kuybyshev  corruption  Russian pastafarians  Pet Shop Boys  City Hunter  Visa   Livny  Olonets  Sheremetyevo  Russian Seasons  Painting  accident  Sakha Republic  Graphic Art  Russia  Russia-US  Rostov Region  Artyom  Yury Krasnozhan  Russian Literature  The Romanov Family  Moscow  Russian transportation  Russian festivals  Exhibitions in Moscow  Khokhloma souvenirs  Russian tourism  SMP bank  clashes in Ukraine  VKontakte  Architecture  David Borovskii  Kalashnikov Gun 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites