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Fact Sheets

Background information and at-a-glance summaries of a range of NHLBI programs and research projects.


Featured Fact Sheet

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Green Fluorescent RNA Helps Reveal the Inner Workings of Living Cells
Researchers from the NHLBI and Weill Cornell Medical College teamed up to improve technology for studying the inner workings of living cells. A synthetic molecule called “Baby Spinach” could offer new insights in RNA’s role in cellular activity. Read full fact sheet...

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Stories of Success

For more than half a century, the NHLBI has been turning scientific discovery into better health. Through the Institute’s investment in basic and clinical research at universities and medical centers across the nation, its innovative educational programs, and its key role in shaping national and global public health policy, the NHLBI has improved the lives of millions of people affected by once-untreatable heart, lung, and blood diseases. To learn more, read these NHLBI stories of success.


Featured Story of Success

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Reducing the Burden of Sickle Cell Disease
Meeting 26-year old Tiffany McCoy, a bubbly and happy mother, you would never know that she has a serious disease. She is one of about 100,000 Americans with sickle cell disease. Read full story of success...

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Last Updated: October 30, 2014