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Retract cardiac stem cell papers, Harvard Medical School says

Marking another chapter in one of the decade’s most infamous scientific fraud cases, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, are recommending that 31 papers by a former high-profile researcher be retracted, because they include “falsified and/or fabricated data,” STAT reports. Cardiologist Piero Anversa had claimed to have found stem cells in the heart that could regenerate cardiac muscle, but in 2014 Harvard revealed it was investigating Anversa after one of his papers was retracted. His lab shuttered the following year, and he no longer works at the hospital. The investigating institutions haven’t shared the list of affected papers but said in a statement that they’ve notified the relevant journals.

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