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Sponges can survive large doses of radiation with out getting most cancers

Sponges can survive massive doses of radiation without getting cancer


A coral reef with a barrel sponge in Indonesia

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Sponges can dwell for hundreds of years, develop constantly and lack an immune system, so they need to be significantly susceptible to cancers. However sponges uncovered to X-rays have survived 100 occasions the deadly dose for people with out tumours.

“They appear to be terribly immune to radiation,” says Angelo Fortunato at Arizona State College. In actual fact, sponges have the very best stage of radiation resistance ever noticed in any animal whose cells preserve dividing all through its lifetime – versus creatures like tardigrades whose cells cease dividing.

Fortunato’s group has been finding out …

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