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Scientists have confirmed the role of a set of gene mutations in the development of congenital heart disease and simultaneously discovered a link between them and some neurodevelopmental abnormalities in children. These abnormalities include cognitive, motor, social, and language impairments. “The risk of developing neurodevelopmental disabilities...
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-supported Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium recently released its first dataset into the NIH's database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) , enabling any researcher to analyze the genes of children with congenital heart diseases on a scale that has never before been possible. This genomic d...
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WHAT: Findings from the first large-scale sequencing analysis of congenital heart disease bring us closer to understanding this most common type of birth defect. The analysis found that spontaneous, or de novo, mutations affect a specific biological pathway that is critical to aspects of human development, including the brain and heart. Congenital...
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A new state-of-the-art facility dedicated to pediatric cardiac imaging and intervention, co-established by the National Institutes of Health and Children’s National Medical Center, was opened with a special dedication ceremony today. The new facility, located at Children’s National in Washington, D.C., is the culmination of a long collaboration com...
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Nine studies focus on heart, lung, and blood diseases The National Institutes of Health has funded nine new studies that will develop induced pluripotent stem cells , or iPS cells, from patients with genetic variations that have been associated with coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, clotting disorders, diabetes, and other conditions....
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The heart is the first organ to form and begin working in humans. More than two decades of research have told us a lot about normal heart development. New diagnostic tools such as fetal echocardiography now allow doctors to find heart defects during pregnancy. In 1950, a child born with a congenital heart defect had only a 20 percent chance of surv...