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Contact: Heather Buschman, Ph.D.
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Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Fibrotic Fly Heart

Caption: Cardiac fibrosis (shown in purple), a hallmark of heart disease, is clearly increased in fruit flies on a high-sugar diet (right), as compared to flies on a normal diet (left).

Credit: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

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