Study: Pythons’ hearts hold clues for human health

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October 30, 2011
Arizona Republic    
Posted in News, PND News

"You don't think of pythons as big-hearted toward their fellow creatures. They're better known for the bulge in their bodies after swallowing one of those critters whole. But the snakes' hearts balloon in size, too, as they're digesting -- and now scientists are studying them for clues about human heart health. The expanded python heart appears remarkably similar to the larger-than-normal hearts of Olympic-caliber athletes." (10/30/11)  

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