A single devil is to blame for the devil facial tumor disease (DFTD) that began spreading among devils 15 years ago.
If the envelope contains red paper, you are a Tasmanian devil that's "infected" with devil facial tumor disease.
To understand how cancer acts inside the body, and how devil facial tumor disease is unusual among cancers.
Devil facial tumor disease
shuts down production of proteins that normally decorate the surfaces of cells, telling the body whether a cell belongs to it or not.
Garrett said Devil Facial Tumor Disease
poses the greatest threat to one of Australia's most iconic animals.
The illness, known as devil facial tumor disease
, produces open wounds on a devil's mouth, which soon spread and become large tumors on its face and neck.
The cancer, devil facial tumor disease
, stems from cells that normally insulate nerve fibers, a new study shows.