sabato 18 marzo 2017

# s-ethnomed: ancient flexible eat; self-medication among Neanderthals with aspirin and penicillin like

<< Dental plaque preserved in fossilized teeth confirms that Neandertals were flexible eaters and may have self-medicated with an ancient equivalent of aspirin >>

<< Genetic material from poplar trees, which contain the pain-killing aspirin ingredient salicylic acid, and a plant mold that makes the antibiotic penicillin hint that he may have used natural medication to ease his aliments >>

Helen Thompson. Ancient dental plaque tells tales of Neandertal diet and disease. March 8, 2017

Laura S. Weyrich, Sebastian Duchene, et al. Neanderthal behaviour, diet, and disease inferred from ancient DNA in dental calculus. Nature (2017) doi:10.1038/nature21674.  March 08, 2017

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