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Photo of a pair of open hands holding a red ribbon, the symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV. Source: Shutterstock
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Longest running study of HIV survivors is marking its 40th anniversary this year. In the 1980s, infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was often viewed as a death sentence. With no treatments available and little understanding of the virus or the disease, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States ultimately lost their lives and...
Close up image of a blood bag
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Imagine being a paramedic treating a trauma patient who’s bleeding severely. You know your patient’s life is in danger, but there’s not much you can do because the patient needs an infusion of blood containing platelets. Platelets encourage clotting, help stop bleeding, and are critical in emergencies like this. Yet, on board your ambulance, none...
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Planetary health and environmental justice at the forefront of an NHLBI workshop Some 55 years ago the poet and environmentalist Wendell Berry pondered the distressing harm to the planet that had resulted from the very modernization that seemed to be improving lives. “We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the...
This photo shows a novel device that can measure low oxygen levels inside cells and could allow early detection of sepsis. Credit: Opticyte
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Could also lessen likelihood of errors in measuring oxygen levels in Black patients Each year at least 1.7 million adults in the United States and millions more worldwide develop sepsis, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system has an extreme response to an infection. The condition, which can be difficult to detect and...
Bloomer Tech co-founders Alicia Chong Rodriguez and Aceil Halaby hold up a a Bloomer Tech smart bra and cardiac journal.
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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
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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...
A young Navajo girl holding plastic medical equipment
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Joncita Todechine, a mother of four who lives on the Navajo Nation, knows all too well what can trigger asthma symptoms in her daughter Ashley. But she didn’t always. She recalls a time in 2013, living in Phoenix and attending medical assistant school, when she rushed her then-three-year-old to the Indian Medical Center. “She was really sick,”...
Photo portrait of a multi-generational Asian American family relaxing in park together. Source: Shutterstock
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Aims to understand cardiovascular disease to improve prevention in understudied populations For decades, the NHLBI has studied cardiovascular health and disease in different racial and ethnic populations, and those studies have yielded valuable insights into how to prevent and reduce health disparities among White, Black, Hispanic, and Native...
Night time Asia woman annoying and cover her ears with pillow of boyfriend snoring on bed
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Snoring is often a sign of a very serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, a common disorder marked by loud snoring and stops and restarts in breathing. Until now it was thought that the louder the snore, the worse the sleep apnea. But current and ongoing research shows paradigms may be shifting in how we think about snoring. “Snoring is...
3D rending of the human lymphatic system
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Effort could speed diagnostics, treatments for poorly understood conditions Millions of people worldwide are estimated to suffer from lymphatic diseases but diagnosing and treating them is difficult, in part because a full understanding of the lymphatic system is lacking, researchers say. While there’s no cure for lymphatic diseases, the current...