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Photo of researcher Monique Starks, M.D., kneeling next to medical drone equipped with an AED device. Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Research Feature
Early studies show unusual approach might speed response times and save lives When you look to the sky these days, you never know what you might see — a bird, a plane, a shooting star, or…a drone carrying an automated external defibrillator (AED)? That’s right: A medical drone. A team of NHLBI-funded researchers is testing drones to deliver AEDs...
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is shown attaching to receptors on cells.
Credit: NIAID
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NIH-funded analysis of health record data shows severe reinfections often follow severe first infections What: Using health data from almost 213,000 Americans who experienced reinfections, researchers have found that severe infections from the virus that causes COVID-19 tend to foreshadow similar severity of infection the next time a person...
Photo of a pair of open hands holding a red ribbon, the symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV. Source: Shutterstock
Research Feature
Longest running study of HIV survivors is marking its 40th anniversary this year. In the 1980s, infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was often viewed as a death sentence. With no treatments available and little understanding of the virus or the disease, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States ultimately lost their lives and...
Upcoming Events
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The NHLBI is hosting the Annual NHLBI Sickle Cell Disease Research Meeting from August 12-14, 2024. This three-day hybrid meeting aims to facilitate discussions around ongoing research and new developments in sickle cell disease, while also offering a platform for participants to network with fellow investigators and NHLBI program staff.
August 12 - 14 , 2024
William H. Natcher Conference Center, building #45
45 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892
August 12, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
August 13, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
August 14, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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Obesity contributes to diseases of the heart-including atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction-which often are refractory to treatment. This symposium explores the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity-related heart diseases, as well as the role of emerging therapeutics and issues related to prevention, access to treatment, and health equity.
Virtual (webinar)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (ET)
Featured Past Events
A young family with their daughter taking a walk on footbridge.
Join the Learn More Breathe Better® program and special guest presenters as we discuss how different environments impact asthma and its management. We will also highlight resources available to use during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May and beyond.
1:00 p.m. ET