RACCOONS IN THE NEWS: One Specie’s Misfortune is Another’s Happy Day

Dead raccoons in California are turning out to have suffered from tumors in the brain.  It turns out their species isn’t really known for getting cancer, at least not from infectious diseases that cause tumors.  Apparently, this has scientists pretty excited because this may provide a hint in determining how or why humans develop tumors and–if we’re lucky–how to prevent it.

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