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NewsWise: Baylor University Professors Use Whale Earwax to Develop New Method to Determine Contaminant Exposure in Whales


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Newswise imageWACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2013) -- Baylor University professors Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., have developed a novel technique for reconstructing contaminant and hormone profiles using whale earplugs, determining--for the first time--lifetime chemical exposures and hormone profiles--from birth to death--for an individual whale, information that was previously unattainable. (VIDEO IS AVAILABLE.)

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