Scientists studying python hearts to help humans

07/25/2014 | BBC · Chester Chronicle (U.K.)

During an annual physical exam, JF, the Chester Zoo's 23-foot-long reticulated python, had a cardiac ultrasound. Researchers are trying to better understand the mechanism responsible for heart expansion that occurs in pythons naturally in response to a meal. Such changes in human hearts tend to indicate a problem, and researchers hope the work will help human heart research.

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