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New analysis of a 385 million-year-old fossil is helping build out the shark family tree. And based on its odd assortment of features from both sharks and bony fishes, scientists now think we can push back the date for humanity’s last common ancestor with great whites to 440 million years ago.
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital is the first medical center in Illinois to offer I131-MIBG therapy, one step in a complex treatment plan for children with relapsed or difficult-to-treat neuroblastoma.