Did Harvard Med School Prof Falsify Data?

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He hasn’t been there for a while but the school is still paying off claims on his work. “The professor, Piero Anversa, held a joint appointment between the Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital before his departure in December 2015,” Luke Vrotsos reported in The Harvard Crimson. “Anversa’s research on cardiac stem cells has been the subject of controversy for over a decade.”

“After other researchers struggled to replicate his claim that it was possible to regenerate cardiac muscle cells in adults, the University and the Hospital opened a formal investigation into his laboratory’s work in 2014, ultimately concluding that several of his publications contained ‘falsified and/or fabricated data.’ Last April, Brigham and Women’s agreed to pay $10 million to settle fraud allegations filed by the Department of Justice over Anversa’s federally funded work.”