Antlers are complex organs of bones, blood vessels, nerves, muscle, skin and even fur, known as velvet. Photo: Xinhua

Why deer antlers could point the way to a new branch of cancer research

  • The animals can grow a new set of antlers each year, thanks in part to a combination of cancer-related and tumour-suppressing genes, a Chinese-led study finds
Topic |   China science

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Antlers are complex organs of bones, blood vessels, nerves, muscle, skin and even fur, known as velvet. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.