Jul 31, 2014 — Mummies from Ancient Egypt, Peru and the U.S. all show signs of hardened arteries. But why? Researchers say bad hygiene, open hearths and maybe some deeply ingrained genetic factors were to blame.
Nov 18, 2013 — Eternity is a long time to keep meat fresh for pharaoh. New research reveals the chemical secrets of ancient Egyptian beef and poultry "meat mummies" that were buried alongside the dearly departed to feed them in the great beyond.
Mar 11, 2013 — Living like a hunter-gatherer won't guarantee you'll be free of heart disease, according to a study of ancient human remains. Scans of mummies from preindustrial Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and Alaska's Aleutian Islands finds evidence of hardened arteries thousands of yeas ago.
Jun 20, 2011 — Mummies come from all over the world, as a new exhibit at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute shows. And not only do they tell us how people lived hundreds and thousands of years ago, they also can help researchers who study diseases today.