News on the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences

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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers are reporting discovery of a previously unidentified autoinflammatory disorder that triggers mysterious fevers every few weeks. They found that the disorder involves mutations in the RIPK1 gene, which makes a key protein in the mediation of cell death and inflammation.
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers have identified a specific gene, called HDAC9, that appears to play a key role in the buildup of calcium in the blood vessel walls. In the future, targeting this gene might provide a way to prevent or treat cardiovascular events such heart attacks and strokes, they say.
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News Release
Novel imaging biomarker could track interventions on coronary artery disease Researchers have found that anti-inflammatory biologic therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can significantly reduce coronary inflammation in patients with the chronic skin condition. Scientists said the findings are particularly notable because of the use...