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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.
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.