Latest Erethizontidae Stories
Brazilian researchers said they have discovered a new species of porcupine that inhabits an isolated patch of Brazil’s Northeastern Atlantic Forest.
Researchers have discovered how North American porcupine quills easily penetrate tissues, such as skin, and why, once lodged there, they are quite difficult to remove. This discovery could prompt device makers to design medical needles that easily penetrate surfaces and resist buckling, the scientists say.
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