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How Snakes Can Help Cure Heart Diseases (VIDEO)

13/01/2014 16:59 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:56 GMT

It's time to put your snake phobia (or ophidiophobia‎ if you're feeling brainy) to the side, as they might just be the key to help cure heart disease.

One of the reasons we tend to fear these creatures is their ability to consume large animals - during which their heart expands in size.

The way they keep their heart protected is what researchers are trying to track and learn about, as it could be the answer to human heart conditions.

Watch the video to find out more about the unexpected medical innovation.