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Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
Alison McCook, Retraction Watch | May 4, 2018
The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan.
Image of the Day: Leprosy Lesion
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 23, 2018
Researchers identify two blood-clotting proteins that could be biomarkers for cardiovascular reactions in patients with leprosy.
Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies
Jim Daley | Feb 21, 2018
The longtime professor at Stanford University School of Medicine researched the role of insulin in diabetes, hypertension, and a plethora of other diseases.
Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 16, 2017
Mutations in both copies of
can result in blood clotting disorders, but carriers might enjoy longer lifespan and health benefits.
Preclinical Studies Don't Regularly Adhere to Best Practices
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2017
Animal experiments published in a handful of cardiovascular journals mostly ignore NIH guidelines.
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.
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
In the mouse lung, hardening of a blood vessel can result from just a single progenitor cell forming new smooth muscle.
The Death Toll Tied to Sweet Drinks
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Annually, about 184,000 deaths annually are linked to drinking sugary beverages, according to a new study.
Obesity Linked to Shorter Life
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2014
Excess body weight can decrease one’s life expectancy by nearly 10 years, according to a new modeling study.
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Dec 4, 2014
The circulating blood cells bind to neutrophils, prompting inflammation-related activity in these immune cell partners.