May 17, 2011
Hard Old Heart

Scientists have announced the discovery of the earliest known case of heart disease. The "patient" is a 3500 year-old royal Egyptian mummy scanned as part of a larger project to scan 52 mummies for various diseases. The finding provides evidence that these sorts of diseases are not limited to the modern era.

Posted by scott at May 17, 2011 03:32 PM

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