A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe...
A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is developing engineered blood vessels that have the characteristics of common cardiac and vascular conditions to provide a more accurate way to test new medications and speed the development of new treatments for disease.
Researchers are reporting new insights into the molecular underpinnings of the electrosensory organs that allow sharks and skates to detect electrical currents in their environment, an ability that is important to their survival.
Whether you’re a night-shift worker or a hard-working student, pulling an all-nighter can be detrimental to more than 100 proteins in the blood, researchers are reporting.
Women who do not quit smoking during pregnancy may reduce the harm to their baby's lungs by taking vitamin C, according to an NHLBI-funded randomized, controlled trial.
n a large-scale study involving tens of thousands of patients, researchers recently found a strong genome-wide genetic association between asthma and allergic diseases.
An antibody used to treat psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune diseases appears to have no effect on aortic inflammation—a key marker for future risk of major cardiovascular events—researchers are reporting.
Catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation was no better than drug therapy in improving key patients’ outcomes, according to the intention-to-treat analysis, a statistical concept essential to the interpretation of randomized clinical trials.
Dementia is the leading cause of dependence and disability in the elderly population worldwide. But currently there is no effective medication to treat dementia. Identifying lifestyle-related risk factors, including some that are modifiable, may provide important strategies for preventing dementia.
All types of blood cells originate from blood stem cells found in the peripheral blood and bone marrow--the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones.
Clare M. Waterman, Ph.D., NIH distinguished investigator and director of the NHLBI Laboratory of Cell and Tissue Morphodynamics has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the highest honor for American scholars in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in ori