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Košice based scientist study of dinosaur embryo brings new findings

Košice based scientist study of dinosaur embryo brings new findings

An analysis of a unique fossil, one of its kind, has been published by an international team of researches headed by Slovak scientist Martin Kundrát in the prestigious Current Biology journal. The fossil is an 80-million-year-old dinosaur embryo, and its uniqueness lies in the preservation of its three-dimensional anatomy, which is studied using a particle accelerator generating high-energy X-rays. The Head of the research team Martin Kundrát works at the Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences (CIB) of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (UPJS). He is also building the first Slovak laboratory of synchrotron imaging on the premises of UPJŠ focused on the study of the biodiversity of extinct life and environment.

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