Friday, August 6
Using x-ray technology called tomography, multi-national scientists examined the braincase of Archaeopteryx, a feathered dinosaur that lived 147 million years ago and determined it could indeed fly. Larry Witmer, associate professor of anatomy in Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, wrote an accompanying commentary that was published in Nature yesterday. Witmer did a similar study last year on pterodactyls.
Read more Witmer comments in:
His quotes have appeared in many other papers such as: Sydney Morning Herald, Kansas City Star, Independent-London,England, Toronto Star, Science News and The New York Times had a second story yesterday.
On Tuesday, The Columbus Dispatch also featured Witmer's recently published research from April on the nose of a moose, which was the result of his research on dinosaurs. This year he'll collaborate with scientists in Europe and India who are interested in using high-tech medical scanning and computer imaging, which Witmer has been recognized for around the globe.
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