This Membrane Can Keep the Heart Beating Perfectly Forever
“Researchers have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks. The new cardiac device - a thin, stretchable membrane imprinted with a spider-web-like network of sensors and electrodes - is custom-designed to fit over the heart and contract and expand with it as it beats.”
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This very rare bi-colored lobster is a gynandromorph, meaning it’s both female and male. The chances of finding a lobster like this are about 1-in-50 million.
Peter Marche of Felix Cove made an unusual discovery: He caught a two-tone lobster while hauling his traps in St. George’s Bay waters.
The strange-looking animal has two genders – female organs on the blue side and male on the traditional-coloured side.
Another identifying characteristic of the dual gender include a smaller claw on the blue female side and a larger male claw on the other side.
Mr. Marche has caught other unusual lobsters during his five decades on the water – including all-blue, all-yellow and all-orange specimens – but this is the first time he knows of a two-tone lobster being caught in this province.
“But this is the rarest of them all and what makes it so unique is that it has the two different genders,” said Mr. Marche.
His family learned from doing a little research online that a two-coloured lobster was caught off the coast of Massachusetts in late October of 2012, but that one was half black and half orange.
They also learned that blue two-tone lobsters are quite rare, happening once in every 50 to 100 million lobsters due to a genetic mutation.
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Blood vessels configuration of the heart
To improve heart health, a diet with more fruits and vegetables and without high-fat foods is required. Keeping one’s body mass index less than 25 is also important. Getting 30 minutes of exercise every day conditions the heart and body. Exercise also keeps the extra pounds off and lowers blood pressure. Kicking a cigarette smoking habit - or never starting - will also help foster good heart health.
Small changes in daily routines can also make an impact: take the stairs instead of the elevator, go for a 30-minute walk after work instead of watching a TV show, substitute fruit for potato chips as afternoon snacks.
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