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In chimpanzees, researchers have identified the same hidden heart disease that has been blamed for the sudden deaths of basketball players, soccer players and other young athletes on the field. The rare, often inherited condition, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), is characterized by a buildup of fatty and fibrous scar tissue on part of the heart. It can cause irregular heart rhythms and lead to sudden cardiac arrest during strenuous physical activity in otherwise…

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In Images: Ecology Photo Contest Stand-outs

This greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) munches on something that would kill most other animals. It prefers cyanide-containing Madagascar giant bamboo (Cathariostachys madagascariensis), and scientists still aren’t sure what prevents the lemur from being sickened by this poisonous snack.

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El lutung o langur de Java, (Trachypithecus auratus) Es un animal social que convive en grupos de al menos siete individuos, con uno o dos machos adultos dentro del mismo. Las hembras, a pesar de ocuparse de sus propias crías y las de las otras hembras del grupo, son agresivas en presencia de hembras de otros grupos. La especie no posee una temporada de apareamiento discernible y las hembras paren un solo vástago por vez.