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When Jurassic Park hit the box office in 1993, the idea that dinosaur DNA—as in the movie—or proteins could still be available for study in the modern world seemed to be pure fantasy. And 12 years later, when Dr. Mary Schweitzer found red blood cells and blood vessels inside a fossilized dinosaur bone, much of the scientific community still found the idea preposterous. After all, how could fragile biological molecules or soft tissues be preserved for millions of years?To keep reading the bad news for Darwin, click on "Preservation of Dinosaur Protein Fragments Flies in the Face of Evolution’s Millions-of-Years". For a similar report with additional information, see "Definitely Dinosaur Protein". Also, if you want a technical report, for free, by microscopist Mark Armitage, "Preservation of 'Triceratops horridus' Tissue Cells from the Hell Creek Formation, MT", the instructions for how to obtain that are in the right-hand column in this post at The Question Evolution Project.
Mary Schweitzer published papers in 2007 and 2009 asserting that her team had isolated collagen from dinosaur bone. In the face of continuing skepticism, she and others have continued applying new technology to old bones, seeking to prove that that the proteins they have found are the real deal, not modern contaminants. The latest additions to this growing body of research came from two far-flung research centers, again asserting that dinosaur soft tissues and proteins have survived not only in fossilized material believed to be 80 million years old, but even in fossils dated 195 million years old.
Evolutionists are upset by reports of soft tissues, blood cells, and more in dinosaur bones. More news is bad news for them, but support the biblical creation timeline quite nicely. Dr. Schweitzer confirmed her previous work.