Evon Hekkala

Evon Hekkala

May 04, 2016

Group 6 Copy 8
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Why did alchemists hang crocodiles from the ceilings of their shops? Why did ancient Egyptians worship crocodiles? We noticed that crocodiles can recover from extreme injury.. What is the source of this resilience? New studies suggest that crocodiles have a unique ability to fight infection. Become a backer and help us sequence genes of crocodiles and discover the source of the myth of the Apothecary Crocodiles. There's a good chance we'll find some new tools in the fight against human diseases.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Examining the genetic health of bobcats in a peri-urban landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area

    Human population growth in the San Francisco Bay Area has degraded wildlife habitat and has led to the loss...

    Metal-devouring plant hero: How do hyperaccumulating plants extract metals from contaminated soil?

    Food safety issues caused by heavy metal contamination is a global concern, but hyperaccumulating plants could...

    Barcoding Alaska

    We want to DNA barcode plants of the Alaskan wild with the help of citizen scientists and local Brooklyn...

    Backer Badge Funded