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How a Prominent Mexican Scientist Wound Up a Spy for Russia
Hector Cabrera Fuentes, a renowned cardiovascular researcher, collaborated with Russian intelligence agents for more than a year, prosecutors said.
How a Prominent Mexican Scientist Wound Up a Spy for Russia
How a Prominent Mexican Scientist Wound Up a Spy for Russia

Hector Cabrera Fuentes, a renowned cardiovascular researcher, collaborated with Russian intelligence agents for more than a year, prosecutors said.

Hector Cabrera Fuentes, a renowned cardiovascular researcher, collaborated with Russian intelligence agents for more than a year, prosecutors said.

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Artificial Heart Valves Grow with Lambs
Emma Yasinski | Mar 19, 2021 | 3 min read
Two of the implanted valves lasted a full year as the animals matured into adult sheep, demonstrating that it might be possible to treat children with valve replacements that grow along with them.
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Autopsies Show Varied Forms of Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients
Emma Yasinski | Sep 24, 2020 | 3 min read
The multifarious nature of the damage means treatments for cardiac issues during infection will require tailored approaches.
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College Athletes Experienced Heart Damage After COVID-19: Study
Amanda Heidt | Sep 14, 2020 | 3 min read
Images of the players’ hearts showed signs of inflammation consistent with myocarditis, a rare but potentially fatal condition.
Image of the Day: Repairing Hearts
Emily Makowski | Jan 7, 2020 | 2 min read
A growth factor treatment helps improve cardiac functioning after heart attack in pigs.
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CAR T Immunotherapy May Find New Use in Treating Cardiac Fibrosis
Emma Yasinski | Sep 11, 2019 | 3 min read
Scientists show the approach can kill cells that cause hardening of heart tissue in mice.
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A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
Emma Yasinski | May 24, 2019 | 4 min read
Patients in a study of catheter ablation who showed signs of more injury to nerve cells and glia in the heart had fewer symptoms after the treatment.
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 30, 2018 | 2 min read
A trial to test whether so-called c-kit cardiac stem cells, first reported by Piero Anversa, could help patients with chronic heart failure has been halted in light of suspicion surrounding his work.
Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 15, 2018 | 2 min read
Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital disavow the work by former faculty member Piero Anversa.
Mitochondrial Infusions Given to Babies with Heart Damage
Kerry Grens | Jul 10, 2018 | 1 min read
Among 11 infants treated to date, most survived and their heart function improved.
Pioneering Heart Transplant Program Suspended
Kerry Grens | Jun 4, 2018 | 2 min read
The move by Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center follows an investigative news report detailing surgical errors and poor research practices.
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Kerry Grens | Aug 2, 2017 | 4 min read
Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.
Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified
Diana Kwon | Jul 28, 2017 | 2 min read
The sinoatrial node is home to multiple pacemakers that keep the heart beating if the main one falters.
Synthetic Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Tissue in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2017 | 2 min read
These engineered “cells” were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Nov 15, 2016 | 4 min read
The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.
Genotyping “Surrogates” Misdiagnoses Deadly Heart Condition
Kerry Grens | Nov 2, 2016 | 2 min read
Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.
Kids’ Sudden Cardiac Deaths Explained by Heritable Mutations in a Single Gene
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2016 | 4 min read
Examining the tragedies of several families who each lost multiple children, two teams of researchers reveal a previously unappreciated role for a mitochondrial enzyme.
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Kerry Grens | Oct 26, 2015 | 3 min read
Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.
Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury
Kerry Grens | Sep 17, 2015 | 2 min read
A collagen patch seeded with a regenerative protein helps mice and pigs regain cardiac function after a heart attack.
Celladon Shutters Its R&D
Kerry Grens | Jun 26, 2015 | 1 min read
Biotech firm likely to pull the plug after its gene therapy product fails.
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