Researchers say they are closer to solving the mystery of how a good night’s sleep protects against heart disease. In studies using mice, they discovered a previously unknown mechanism between the brain, bone marrow, and blood vessels that appears to protect against the development of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries—but only when slee...
Regular aerobic exercise in combination with a heart-healthy diet appears to reverse some effects of brain aging and might reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study that reinforces the value of lifestyles changes for keeping both heart disease and dementia at bay.
Black men participating in a blood pressure reduction program implemented in barbershops continued to have significant improvements in their blood pressure in a 12-month follow-up study, according to researchers.
Study sheds light on distribution of Alzheimer’s gene in Latino populations
In a study partly funded by NHLBI, a team of researchers found a 25 percent reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease among participants who consumed a Mediterranean-type diet rich in plants and olive oil and low in meats and sweets.
Researchers find link between atrial fibrillation and mutations in a gene associated with heart disease
Researchers have discovered a new link between atrial fibrillation (Afib)—a potentially life-threatening condition that causes rapid, irregular heartbeat—and mutations in a gene associated with heart disease.
A team of NHLBI-funded scientists have cut out a segment of cells’ genomes that is the main reason for an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, which include heart attacks, aneurysms or strokes, according to a study published in Cell.
Researchers have discovered that a type of tiny marine invertebrate has a blood-forming system and an immune system with remarkable similarities to humans
Credit: Jill George, NIH
An NHLBI researcher shared encouraging results from a human clinical trial testing a novel gene replacement therapy in people with severe sickle cell disease.
Researchers funded by NHLBI established that rotating night shift work combined with an unhealthy lifestyle significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in women.
A daily hydroxyurea pill has proven safe and effective for young children living with sickle cell disease in sub-Saharan Africa, where the condition is far more prevalent.