COVID-19: Study shows virus can infect heart cells in lab dish: Research uses stem cell technology to learn how coronavirus may directly attack heart muscle

ScienceDaily | Jul 1, 2020 at 5:59 AM
  • Although many COVID-19 patients experience heart problems, the reasons are not entirely clear.
  • The study used human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a type of stem cell that is created in the lab from a person’s blood or skin cells.
  • Arumugaswami provided the novel coronavirus that was added to the heart cells, and UCLA researcher Gustavo Garcia Jr. contributed essential heart cell infection experiments.