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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
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Shark Immunity Genes May Hold Secrets that Can Ultimately Benefit Humans

Great Hammerhead – Bimini -MScholl – SOSF

Research scientists at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), working with colleagues at Cornell University, have been studying the genetics of great white and great hammerhead sharks, and their work brings us a few steps closer to understanding – from a genetic sense – why sharks exhibit some characteristics that are highly desirable by humans (specifically, rapid wound healing and possible higher resistance to cancers.)

You can read the full press release ONLINE. NSU researchers are available for interviews with media working stories, and enclosed are two photos of the shark species involved in the study – photo credit is provided via a “bug” on each photo.

White Shark S. Africa -MScholl – White Shark Trust