The Biggest Science News of 2018
The Biggest Science News of 2018
From disastrous scientific setbacks to the upending of scientific dogma and the end of a 40-year search for a protein
The Biggest Science News of 2018
The Biggest Science News of 2018

From disastrous scientific setbacks to the upending of scientific dogma and the end of a 40-year search for a protein

From disastrous scientific setbacks to the upending of scientific dogma and the end of a 40-year search for a protein

cardiac stem cell
Journals Retract 13 Papers from Heart Stem Cell Lab
Journals Retract 13 Papers from Heart Stem Cell Lab
Kerry Grens | Dec 14, 2018
It’s the latest fallout from an investigation by Harvard and Brigham and Women’s into work overseen by Piero Anversa.
Image of the Day: Scarred Hearts
Image of the Day: Scarred Hearts
Ashley Yeager | Dec 4, 2018
Maps of diving cells before and after heart attacks in mice offer additional evidence against the existence of cardiac stem cells.
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 30, 2018
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
Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 15, 2018
Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital disavow the work by former faculty member Piero Anversa.
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Diana Kwon | Sep 5, 2018
A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.
Infographic: How to Make an Artificial Stem Cell
Infographic: How to Make an Artificial Stem Cell
Diana Kwon | May 31, 2017
See researchers' recipe for synthetic mesenchymal stem cells, which showed cardiac regenerative potential in mice.
Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy
Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Feb 4, 2016
Injections of progenitor cells into damaged rat hearts may improve function, but not because the implants themselves are creating new muscle.
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2015
Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.
Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found
Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2015
Specialized cardiac cells in the mouse heart appear to be the long-sought-after proliferative heart cells.