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Ötzi’s Blood Detected

Ötzi's Blood Detected

from Ötzi-Museum: His DNA has been decoded; samples from his stomach and intestines have allowed us to reconstruct his very last meal. The circumstances of his violent death appear to have been explained. However, what had, at least thus far, eluded the scientists, was identifying any traces of blood in Ötzi, the 5,000 year old glacier mummy. Examination of his aorta had yielded no results. Yet recently, a team of scientists from Italy and Germany, using nanotechnology, succeeded in locating red blood cells in Ötzi’s wounds, thereby discovering the oldest traces of blood to have been found anywhere in the world.

Link to EURAC Press and Press photos:
http://www.eurac.edu/en/eurac/press/default.html

Link to the original article. It can be downloaded for free:
http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/recent

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