Stem cell therapies to repair or regenerate tissue or blood vessels could provide a revolutionary approach to helping patients with cardiovascular disease. To accelerate the advancement of stem cell biology from bench to bedside for treatment of cardiovascular disease, NHLBI and the Foundation for NIH hosted the scientific symposium Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine. The goal of the symposium was to stimulate discussion about tissue specification in stem cell biology and cardiovascular development, and identify areas of opportunity for applying regenerative therapies to cardiovascular disease
NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., was honored to attend the September 24th Global Health and Literacy Luncheon hosted by then First Lady Laura Bush in New York. Invited guests were spouses of world leaders attending the 62nd United Nations General Assembly.
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program issued the first comprehensive update in a decade of clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. The guidelines emphasize the importance of asthma control and introduce new approaches for monitoring asthma
The Institute is seeking a strategic-minded scientist with expertise in research informatics and information technology who will bring significant experience in a research environment to operate in an intellectually challenging Federal biomedical research institution engaged in a national research program to understand, treat, and prevent heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders throughout the world.
Using cameras that are mounted on surgeons' heads and taking that video and sharing it on multiple monitors, everyone in the operating room can see what's going on. Video of EKG's and of angiograms along with other medical information can also be fed to the monitors. Dr. Keith Horvath, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Suburban Hospital allowed us in to watch a mitral valve repair....
The Center of Lung Science and Health held a special event for those interested in lung science and health on Monday April 30, 2007. The Lung Center works to facilitate interdisciplinary research, education and outreach activities in order to promote lung health and improve care of patients with lung disease. Research topics included: translational control of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer, proteomic methods to find novel markers for lung transplant rejection, tobacco cessation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease research.
Message from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, NHLBI:I am very pleased to share with you the Institute's new Strategic Plan, Shaping the Future of Research, which will guide the NHBLI's scientific directions over the next five to ten years. This plan is the result of an inclusive, bottom-up approach involving the efforts of over 600 individuals and feedback from our many intermediary groups.