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Rapidly emerging field might help fight heart disease, other conditions Most people have engaged in late-night eating at some point — whether it’s with ice cream before bedtime or pizza while studying for an exam.But if you think those late-night indulgences are just an innocent way to curb your pesky, post-dinner hunger pangs, think again. For...
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Research Feature
Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of adults worldwide, including more than 24 million in the United States. However, most cases, 90%, remain undiagnosed.The condition results from the upper airways becoming blocked while a person sleeps, which can reduce or stop airflow. As a result, people with obstructed airways can wake up multiple times...
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ECMO does not appear to complicate treatment for severe respiratory failure for adults with obesity A National Institutes of Health-supported study suggests that adults with obesity may benefit from the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), an advanced form of breathing support, when in intensive care for respiratory failure. ECMO’s...
Upcoming Events
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Dive deep into the world of big data with NHLBI's virtual workshop from September 27-28, 2023. Explore the latest in scientific research, address gaps in current population-based research using big-data, and learn how to seamlessly integrate diverse data sources. Discover how to harness cutting-edge tools and techniques for enhanced research outcomes with our tutorials on “Transfer Learning”, “PheWAS with big-data” and “Wearables Integration”.
September 27 - 28 , 2023
Virtual Zoom Workshop
Wednesday, September 27, 2023: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, September 28, 2023: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
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Culture-centered approaches that integrate traditional foodways and sociocultural factors are critical for improving adherence to healthy dietary patterns, and can therefore reduce diet-related diseases across diverse populations, including immigrant groups, racial/ethnic minorities, and rural communities.    
September 28 - 29 , 2023
Virtual Workshop
Thursday, September 28, 2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST
Friday, September 29, 2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST
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Join the NHLBI for a virtual workshop on September 28-29, 2023, that will explore current scientific research gaps and opportunities in our understanding of biological processes, including resiliencies and competing risks that influence aging trajectories.
September 28 - 29 , 2023
Virtual Zoom Workshop
Thursday, September 28, 2023: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Friday, September 29, 2023: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Featured Past Events
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Join the NHLBI August 14-16, 2023, at the NIH Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD, or virtually to hear about the progress of research in sickle cell disease. The meeting will provide a forum for investigators, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders to engage in discussions and hear presentations about ongoing research, as well as new developments in the scientific and clinical aspects of sickle cell disease. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to interact with other investigators and NHLBI program staff.
August 14 - 16 , 2023
Hybrid Workshop
9 am - 5 pm EDT daily
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Dr. Seema Yasmin will discuss information equity, the role of infodemics, and waning trust in public health institutions on June 21 at 3pm ET in this joint event of the NHLBI Biomedical Lecture Series and Health Equity Research Outreach Series.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
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This NHLBI HIV/AIDS Program webinar features Chris Longenecker, M.D., Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In this talk, Dr. Longenecker will discuss concepts in reciprocal innovation research and give concrete examples of ongoing projects that aim to improve the cardiovascular health of people living with HIV around the world.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT