Vale Cedric

Cedric the Tasmanian Devil is dead. For a short time, this one Devil carried the hopes of the world that at least some Devils might be able to mount an immune response to the facial tumour disease ravaging the species and that it might be possible to develop a vaccine against the disease. But at the beginning of September 2010 researchers revealed that Cedric had been put down at the end of August after they discovered a primary tumour on his face had metastasised to his lungs, putting him beyond both surgery and chemotherapy. Staff at the Menzies Research Institute…

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