Skip to comments.Some Chimpanzees Have a Bone in Their Heart—and Some Humans Might, Too
Posted on 07/01/2020 7:36:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered a rare bone, called the os cordis, in chimpanzees with a common heart condition. The implications of this finding could extend to humans, who share a close genetic relationship to chimps.
Cattle, buffalo, and sheep have it. So do otters, camels, and dogs. Primates, not so muchat least thats what scientists thought.
The os cordis, a small bone found in the hearts of certain animals, is also present in some chimpanzees, according to research published today in Scientific Reports. Its the first time os cordis has been detected in a great ape species.
The rare bone structure was mostly found in chimps suffering from idiopathic myocardial fibrosis (IMF), in which the heart develops potentially life-threatening scar tissue. IMF is common in many animals, including chimps and humans. The unexpected discovery could lead to better treatments for chimpanzees, a species for which cardiovascular disease is common. Whats more, the research, led by the University of Nottinghams School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, could apply to humans as well, given how closely related we are to chimpanzees.
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The rare heart bone, called the os cordis, found in chimpanzees. University of Nottingham
Stone in Your Heart
Is this how it ends?
We’re strangers again
It’s over but you won’t explain
No kiss no goodbye, not one final lie
Just cold to the bone from the ice’s that’s runnin’ through your veins
You have stone in your heart.
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na stone in your heart
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
What is keepin’ us apart?
Stone in your stone heart.
Can’t possibly be a good thing.
“..chimpanzees, a species for which cardiovascular disease is common.”
Well, just get them to stop smoking.
Cardio bone but no baculum, nature is sometimes so unfair.
For them, it’s the ballad. :^)
I was an xray tech for over 30 years shot a lot of chest xrays in that time, this is not something i ever ran across.
Lol. Made my day
That’s what I’m talking about!
( I knew someone woukd post that—thanks!!)
A clear warning to beware of quacks.
How about some nails?
The heart bone’s connected to the ......
Well! If they would all stop smoking, drinking alcohol, eating junk food, stay away from carbs and sugar they wouldn't have cardiovascular disease!...................
What is the heart bone connected to?
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