NIH-funded discovery uses common antifungal drug to improve lungs’ ability to fight infection Researchers say a widely-used antifungal drug may hold promise for treating people with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that causes serious damage to the lungs. In studies using human cells and animals models, the researchers found...
Researchers have optimized CRISPR-Cas9 technology, a gene editing approach revolutionizing medical research, to achieve therapeutic editing of the blood stem cell population.
Researchers have developed bioengineered blood vessels that closely mimic the structure and function of human blood vessels and show promise of being safer and more effective than current grafts made of synthetic materials.
Researchers are reporting in animal studies that using a certain drug to target cystic fibrosis (CF) in the womb could prevent damage to organs, including the pancreas and lungs. CF is a life-threatening, multiorgan genetic disorder that causes serious damage to the lungs.
Researchers are reporting that drinking sugary beverages like sodas and sports drinks is associated with a greater risk of death from heart disease, especially among women.
An NHLBI-funded study found that the higher the consumption of dietary cholesterol or eggs, the higher the incidence of cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, and death from any cause among U.S. adults.
Compared to drug therapies, catheter ablation, a common cardiovascular procedure, didn’t achieve a significant reduction of strokes, deaths, and other complications in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found. This kind of activity, researchers said, appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events such as stroke or heart failure by up...
The heart procedure improved patients’ quality of life and symptoms Catheter ablation, a common cardiovascular procedure, appears no more effective than drug therapies in preventing strokes, deaths, and other complications in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, patients who get the procedure experience much greater symptom relief and long...
Women 60 and older can see significant improvements in their heart health from even light physical activity, such as housework, gardening, and leisurely strolls.
Researchers have confirmed that a non-invasive imaging method called parametric response mapping can detect small airway damage in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, on a chest CT scan.