March 12, 2014
Researchers find reason why many vein grafts fail
National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following bypass surgery. Using mouse models of bypass surgery, they showed that excess signaling via the Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-Beta) family causes the inner walls of the vein become too thick, slowing down or sometimes even blocking the blood flow that the graft was intended to restore.
August 5, 2011
: Nature Medicine
Overstretched medical mystery program takes a breather
The NHLBI's Dr. Manfred Boehm reflects on the success of the NIH's Undiagnosed Diseases Program. The major initiative is temporarily postponing new applications but continues to investigate the unsolved diseases already in the queue.
February 2, 2011
NIH researchers identify genetic cause of new vascular disease
Clinical researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) have identified the genetic cause of a rare and debilitating vascular disorder not previously explained in the medical literature.
September 27, 2007
NIH to Hold Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine
To accelerate the advancement of stem cell biology from bench to bedside for treatment of cardiovascular disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host the scientific symposium Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, October 1 - 2 at the NIH Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.