Understanding these cells and their functions in a healthy heart could help them determine what goes wrong in heart disease, the world’s leading cause of death. This video shows a beating heart with a protein involved in muscle contraction labeled in green.
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Tanya Lewis is an associate editor at Scientific American who covers health and medicine.
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