Dr. Patricia Pesavento, left, and study lead author Florante Dela Cruz look at gels of the raccoon polyomavirus capsid protein at UC Davis. UC Davis/Courtesy photo
Raccoons are good for more than just making mischief in your trash. According to UC Davis scientists, the discovery of rare brain tumors in raccoons in Northern California and Oregon may have lead to a better understanding of how viruses can cause cancer in animals and humans. K. Schneider/Courtesy photo

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