I am curious as to what research you yourself had done on this subject before coming here and asking. You know the subject well enough to know a name and that name along with "t-rex" brings up the relevant article on google, so I have to wonder: what was your reasoning for asking here if your only response is "neat"? Do you have any thought provoking original ideas regarding this discovery? do you have an alternate theory as to how soft tissue survived so long?
I bring it up here, hoping people have more information. The articles are written for the general public and have stated "red blood cells", etc. It makes it easier to track down the associated articles by asking those that are interested, then it is to google and go through 100 articles.
You should read more scientific articles and fewer religious websites masquerading as "science".
The collagen had to be demineralised. Dr Schweitzer (an evangelical Christian) et al showed a way soft tissues can be preserved as long as those fossils exist, by publising their research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. You should try to tell your creationist buddies how science is done.
I was not aware the smithsonian mag was religious. Noted Here is the link I was reading:
Soft tissues are preserved within hindlimb elements of Tyrannosaurus rex (Museum of the Rockies specimen 1125). Removal of the mineral phase reveals transparent, flexible, hollow blood vessels containing small round microstructures that can be expressed from the vessels into solution. Some regions of the demineralized bone matrix are highly fibrous, and the matrix possesses elasticity and resilience.
Wow! This is the first time you replied to me without name calling or rude comments Thanks. It was actually a really good explanation.
Thanks Prissie You offend many second hand car salesmen out there It's easy to jump on the secular science bandwagon. It is much harder to be a real scientist and question everything. Einstein's theories were a little revolutionary too.
(here comes the, "are you comparing yourself to Einstein?")