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Journals Investigate Possible Misconduct in Heart Research
Scientific publishers get involved in a scandal at Temple University that has so far produced one retraction for image manipulation, a university-led investigation, and a lawsuit by one of the researchers involved.
Journals Investigate Possible Misconduct in Heart Research
Journals Investigate Possible Misconduct in Heart Research

Scientific publishers get involved in a scandal at Temple University that has so far produced one retraction for image manipulation, a university-led investigation, and a lawsuit by one of the researchers involved.

Scientific publishers get involved in a scandal at Temple University that has so far produced one retraction for image manipulation, a university-led investigation, and a lawsuit by one of the researchers involved.

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Artificial Blood Breathes New Life Into Dead Pigs’ Cells
Andy Carstens | Aug 3, 2022 | 2 min read
A study’s authors say their oxygenating cocktail may lead to technologies that preserve organs in deceased people for longer periods for transplantation.
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Missing Y Chromosome in Mouse Blood Causes Heart Dysfunction
Patience Asanga | Jul 16, 2022 | 3 min read
An analysis of human data from the UK biobank also finds an association between Y chromosome loss and heart disease in men.
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Mapping Out What Makes the Heart Tick
Nathan Ni, PhD | 3 min read
A novel atlas reveals region-specific links between structural, mechanical, and genetic properties within the heart.
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How a Prominent Mexican Scientist Wound Up a Spy for Russia
Natalia Mesa | May 5, 2022 | 4 min read
Hector Cabrera Fuentes, a renowned cardiovascular researcher, collaborated with Russian intelligence agents for more than a year, prosecutors said.
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Doctors and Researchers Probe How COVID-19 Attacks the Heart
Dan Robitzski | Jan 12, 2022 | 5+ min read
Experts have a decent grasp on how COVID-19 impacts cardiovascular health in the near term. The implications of long COVID, however, remain mysterious.
Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy Persistence
The Scientist Speaks Ep. 13 - The Long Haul: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy Persistence
Niki Spahich, PhD | 1 min read
Researchers remuscularize the heart after cardiac infarction with stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and ready-made microvessels.
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Man Receives Transplanted Heart from Genetically Modified Pig
Shawna Williams | Jan 10, 2022 | 2 min read
The procedure, performed last Friday, is a milestone in a long effort to boost the number of organs available for safe transplantation.
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CAR T Cells Mend Broken Mouse Hearts
Sophie Fessl | Jan 6, 2022 | 4 min read
Specialized immune cells generated in vivo reduce cardiac scar tissue in mice, a new study shows.
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Genetic Variant Discovered in Amish Protects from Heart Disease
Abby Olena | Dec 2, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers link a missense mutation in the B4GALT1 gene to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and the blood clotting factor fibrinogen.
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Moderna Vaccine Paused for Young People in Two European Countries
Chloe Tenn | Oct 6, 2021 | 3 min read
Health authorities in both countries announced that people under certain age cutoffs are now ineligible for the Spikevax COVID-19 shot due to its association with heart inflammation.
Broken Heart Syndrome Linked to the Brain
Amanda Heidt | Jun 1, 2021 | 4 min read
A chronically stressed amygdala can prime the heart to overreact to acute stress events, a new study shows.
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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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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.
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Ashley Yeager | Apr 2, 2020 | 5+ min read
There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms.
Image of the Day: Bionic Heart
Amy Schleunes | Jan 30, 2020 | 1 min read
A bioengineered heart made of pig and synthetic tissues beats like the real thing.
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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Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
Emma Yasinski | Dec 12, 2019 | 3 min read
To advance the possibility of off-the-shelf cardiac cell therapies, scientists devise an engineered cardiac stem cell that avoids stimulating a detrimental immune attack.
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Activation of the Immune System Underlies Cardiac Cell Therapies
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2019 | 4 min read
A study in mice reveals that stem cell transplants, currently in clinical trials, may not actually require the cells.