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New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive
New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive
Jef Akst | Apr 6, 2016
Flexible patches of silicone that stick to skin and conduct electricity could serve as the basis for a new, reusable electrode for medical applications.
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2016
Studies reach conflicting conclusions on GDF11 as a rejuvenating factor.
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.
New Data Attempt to Resolve Protein Dispute
New Data Attempt to Resolve Protein Dispute
Kerry Grens | Oct 22, 2015
The latest analysis on GDF11, a proposed antiaging protein, blames discrepancies in the literature on misreported doses and misinterpretation.
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.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders
Pneumonia-Causing Bacteria Poke Holes in Heart
Pneumonia-Causing Bacteria Poke Holes in Heart
Molly Sharlach | Sep 18, 2014
Microlesions in heart muscle may contribute to cardiac complications in elderly patients, a study shows.
Next Generation: Biological Pacemakers
Next Generation: Biological Pacemakers
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2014
Direct reprogramming of cardiac muscle cells into pacemaker cells gives pig hearts back their rhythm.
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.