A conversation with Dr. Kolapo Oyebola It is not lost on Kolapo Oyebola, Ph.D., that half the sickle cell disease cases worldwide can be found in his native Nigeria. This tragic fact, said the National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellow, has long been top of mind—and he is bent on doing something about it. Something big. He wants to...
Mobile phone apps and fitness trackers are all the rage, but do they work? A new study indicates that one mobile phone app designed to get sedentary women to move more showed promise in a clinical trial
The improvement in cholesterol levels among children and teens in the United States still leaves a half empty glass. There have been hopeful changes, but still 50% of Americans ages 6 to 19 have less than ideal cholesterol levels; and as many as 25% of them are in the clinically high range.
A study of nearly 300 patients with mild persistent asthma found that inhaled steroids—long considered the gold standard for asthma treatment—were no more effective than placebo in nearly three-fourths of the study patients, all over age 12.
Two recent NHLBI-funded studies have found a particularly worrisome link between stress and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, in African Americans.
Researchers used specially-designed 3D printing technology to develop an artificial air sac that structurally and functionally mimics similar structures found in the human lung, including the ability to pulsate or “breathe” without bursting. The development represents a step toward the much anticip
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
In a new study that links sleep insufficiency to heart disease, researchers are reporting that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower levels of certain gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs, which play a role in reducing inflammation and support blood vessel health.
True or false: People can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep.
In the largest study to date to explore how young doctors spend their work day, researchers are reporting that first-year doctors spend almost 90 percent of their time away from patients.