In the emerging world of personalized medicine, researchers are furiously looking for disease markers specific to minority populations, and already they have made some promising discoveries. The clues they are gathering, the scientists say, could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, such as asthma and heart disease, that di...
Researchers say they have used stem cells in the laboratory to grow tissue that acts just like human heart muscle.
New NHLBI-funded research on optimism and heart health found that Latinos who are the most optimistic are more likely to have healthy hearts.
An NHLBI-funded study has identified a potential new target for treating type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In studies using obese mice, researchers showed that a liver enzyme called DPP4 appears to trigger inflammation in abdominal fat and increase insulin resistance.
Racial disparities in cardiovascular health persist in the United States, but the black-white divide has narrowed due to worsening health among whites rather than health gains among blacks. These were the findings of a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
An NHLBI-funded study showed a similar trajectory for the development of hypertension during adulthood: A stable systolic (top) blood pressure that began to exceed the normal range, 120-125 mmHg, and then rose relatively rapidly to hypertension.
The Great Recession of 2007-2009 not only had a markedly negative economic impact, but exacted a heavy toll on the health of Americans, with significant increases in blood pressure and glucose, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
African-American men successfully lowered their high blood pressure to healthy levels through a novel project that paired local barbers with pharmacists to measure and treat customers, according to a new clinical study.
An international research consortium partly funded by NHLBI, conducted a study of DNA samples from 520,000 persons worldwide identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke.
Researchers at an NHLBI lab in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Canada’s University of Waterloo developed a new scanning method that might allow scientists to see details in the interiors of opaque objects at scales ranging from one nanometer to up to