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Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos

By Kerry Grens | August 2, 2017

Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.

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image: Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified

Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified

By Diana Kwon | July 28, 2017

The sinoatrial node is home to multiple pacemakers that keep the heart beating if the main one falters.

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These engineered “cells” were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.

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image: Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy

Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy

By Kerry Grens | November 15, 2016

The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.

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Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.

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Examining the tragedies of several families who each lost multiple children, two teams of researchers reveal a previously unappreciated role for a mitochondrial enzyme.

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image: Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate

Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate

By Kerry Grens | October 26, 2015

Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.

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image: Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury

Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury

By Kerry Grens | September 17, 2015

A collagen patch seeded with a regenerative protein helps mice and pigs regain cardiac function after a heart attack.

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image: Celladon Shutters Its R&D

Celladon Shutters Its R&D

By Kerry Grens | June 26, 2015

Biotech firm likely to pull the plug after its gene therapy product fails.

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Device Trials Go Unpublished

By Kerry Grens | June 24, 2015

Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.

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