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Contact: Lee J. Siegel
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University of Utah

Lizard Lungs and 1-way Airflow

Caption: The upper image is a colorized CT scan showing different airways in the lung of a monitor lizard. The bottom image shows how air flows in a mostly one-way loop through the lizard's lung, as measured by sensors implanted as part of a University of Utah study. Note how the air flows through adjacent lateral airways (blue and purple) by moving through perforations in the airways' walls.

Credit: Emma Schachner, University of Utah.

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