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Virus triggering blood clots to form in the blood system
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Research Feature
Peter Libby, M.D., never imagined nearly 40 years ago that his research would contribute to the current understanding of how the novel coronavirus targets and ravages the blood vessels in people with COVID-19. In the 1980s, Libby, then an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, was the first to discover that arterial...
Illustration shows silhouette of human head revealing outline of the blood-brain barrier that covers and protects the brain.
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Research Feature
Could bring improved diagnostics and treatments for dementia, stroke, brain trauma, and more The blood-brain barrier has been called one of neurology’s greatest challenges. The thin, selectively permeable membrane acts almost like plastic wrap, protecting the brain tissue from dangerous pathogens and toxins in the blood. In short, it maintains the...
A close view of heart cells collected through the Human Cell Atlas.
Credit: Daniel Reichart/Harvard Medical School
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NHLBI in the Press
Scientists catalogued half a million heart cells to provide a reference for the underpinnings of cardiovascular health and disease.
A young mother holds her hands over her head to appease a headache while her husband and daughter read on the couch in the background.
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NHLBI in the Press
Women ages 25-44 had a higher number of first-time strokes compared to men the same age, according to new research in Stroke. These trends reversed for men ages 45-74 and neutralized for men and women ages 75 and older.
Dry flaky skin on a man’s hands with the skin disease psoriasis
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Research Feature
Not so long ago, when doctors saw a patient with the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis, their first line of attack was to address the signs they could see—red, itchy, scaly patches, mostly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp. But research over the last several years is forcing a rethinking of the very nature of this common disease. Rather...
Graphical abstract of findings presenting an in vitro human model that simulates the initial apical infection of alveolar epithelium with SARS-CoV-2 by using induced pluripotent stem cell-derived AT2s that have been adapted to air-liquid interface culture.
Credit: Jessie Huang et al, Cell Stem Cell.
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NHLBI in the Press
A team of NHLBI-funded researchers has discovered a biological pathway that triggers deadly levels of lung inflammation when activated by SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.