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

Tardigrade DNA inserted into human cells gives them X-ray resistance A study just broke out of Tokyo that says some eyebrow-raising things about water bears and their DNA.First among the revelations is the finding that water bears might not be all that much not-tardigrade at all.

Tardigrades survive extreme dehydration by turning into glass

Tardigrades survive extreme dehydration by turning into glass 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).