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Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study

A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.

A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.

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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.
Heart Strings
Heart Strings
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015
An animated primer on the harvesting, growth, and administration of cardiac cells to heart attack patients
Hearts on Trial
Hearts on Trial
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.
More Doubt Cast Over Cardiac Stem Cells
More Doubt Cast Over Cardiac Stem Cells
Kerry Grens | May 7, 2014
Contrary to previous reports, cell lineage tracing reveals stem cells in the heart rarely contribute to new muscle.
Exosomes Vital for Heart Repair
Exosomes Vital for Heart Repair
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2014
Reparations after a heart attack in mice depend not on stem cells, but on the exosomes they secrete.