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Tardigrade DNA inserted into human cells gives them X-ray resistance

Posted on 09/23 19:34 in Shows | 0

First among the revelations is the finding that water bears might not be all that much not-tardigrade at all.Remember that story about the tardigrade genome being about 17% foreign DNA?

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Tardigrades survive extreme dehydration by turning into glass

Posted on 03/21 15:48 in Shows | 0

Scientists have revealed one of the tardigrade’s best-kept secrets: how they protect themselves from harm under extreme dehydration.To accomplish that remarkable feat, the animals rely on bespoke proteins called tardigrade-specific intrinsically disordered proteins (TDPs).

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