Common drugs used to lower cholesterol in humans could help save Tasmanian Devils from a terrible plague of facial tumours.
The tumours are passed from devil to devil through bites, which the famously aggressive animals do to each other often throughout their lives.
It is estimated that Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease has caused an 80 per cent drop in the animals’ population since it was first identified in the 1990s, with fewer than 15,000 left in the wild.
The tumours, which are a form of aggressive cancer, have resisted previous attempts to treat them. However, researchers now believe they have…
The post Common cholesterol drugs could help devils out of facial tumour hell appeared first on Mackay Online News.
Warren Ruth is still early into his career as tech and digital marketing reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Warren earned a degree in business from CSUF. Warren has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.