The endangered Guinea Bat has interested scientists for its cancer resistance properties. These large tropical creatures remain the only known flying marsupial and only in the last few years have researchers begun to study them in relation to medical research.
Professor Rolo Tomassi said:
"The Guinea Bats are fascinating creatures. Due to their low centre of gravity they are one of the only bats to sleep upright, hanging on using their oversized wing claws rather than feet. There is some belief that this upright position results in an abundance of the F12 protein, which is believed to help prevent cancer".https://twitter.com/animalresearch/status/583272147394699265