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Image of the Day: A Heart is Born
Image of the Day: A Heart is Born
The Scientist Staff | Aug 28, 2017
To track distinct populations of developing cardiovascular cells, scientists used pulses of electricity to introduce fluorescently labeled DNA into chick embryos.
Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified
Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified
Diana Kwon | Jul 28, 2017
The sinoatrial node is home to multiple pacemakers that keep the heart beating if the main one falters.
Scientists Create See-Through Hearts
Scientists Create See-Through Hearts
Diana Kwon | Jul 13, 2017
A new tissue-clearing technique reveals blood vessel networks and collagen scaffolds of dog and human cardiac tissue.
Infographic: A Body Without FoodInfographic: A Body Without Food
Infographic: A Body Without Food
Bob Grant | May 31, 2017
Mounting evidence suggests that intermittent fasting causes significant changes to various organs and tissue types.
PCSK9 Drug Reduces Heart Disease Risk
PCSK9 Drug Reduces Heart Disease Risk
Diana Kwon | Mar 21, 2017
A cholesterol-lowering drug significantly cut the risk of heart attack and stroke in a recent study. But is it worth the steep cost?
Image of the Day: Electronic Beats
Image of the Day: Electronic Beats
The Scientist Staff | Feb 26, 2017
Scientists create an artificial heart fiber that can mimic the movement in a living heart.
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Nov 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.
Genotyping “Surrogates” Misdiagnoses Deadly Heart Condition
Genotyping “Surrogates” Misdiagnoses Deadly Heart Condition
Kerry Grens | Nov 2, 2016
Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.
Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function
Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2016
After a heart attack, monkeys given induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes show more regeneration in the organ, but with risks.
ORI: Researcher Faked Dozens of Experiments
ORI: Researcher Faked Dozens of Experiments
Jef Akst | May 25, 2016
A former scientist at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago made up more than 70 experiments on heart cells, according to the Office of Research Integrity.