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Bloomer Tech co-founders Alicia Chong Rodriguez and Aceil Halaby hold up a a Bloomer Tech smart bra and cardiac journal.
Research Feature
A smart bra aims to better detect and prevent heart problems in women When Alicia Chong Rodriguez was an electrical engineering computer science student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she became immersed in using large systems and computational datasets for cardiovascular research. She quickly saw how data had the power to...
Image of human lungs with bacteria
Research Feature
Today we know that we co-exist in a world teeming with trillions upon trillions of microbes. They survive on the frozen tundra of the Antarctic, endure the thermal vents in the bottom of the ocean, and thrive in our guts and on our skin. Yet for centuries scientists pushed a theory that at least one part of our body – the lungs – were sterile...
Upcoming Events
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting a two-day virtual workshop titled "Return of Individual Research Results to Participants in Observational Cohort Studies” - scheduled for June 26 and 27, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST). This workshop, organized in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the All of Us Research Program, aims to explore best practices for observational cohort studies to ethically return individual research results, with a focus on genetic and genomic findings.
June 26 - 27 , 2024
Digitally rendered image of red blood cells.
of Health (NIH), 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
Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium, building #45
45 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892
August 12, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
August 13, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
August 14, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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