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Dinosaur blood vessel with adjacent bone matrix that still contains bone cells. These structures have a perfect morphological preservation over hundreds of millions of years, but are chemically transformed through oxidative crosslinking. The extract comes from a sauropod dinosaur. Credit: Jasmina Wiemann/Yale University

A toast to the proteins in dinosaur bones

A new study at the Yale suggested that burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait- both consist of chemicals that transform original proteins into something...