On November 21, World COPD Day 2018, the National Institutes of Health unites with millions of people to renew our long-standing commitment to reducing the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ), a serious and debilitating lung disease. A leading cause of death, COPD impacts an estimated 251 million people worldwide . While many h...
An NHLBI researcher shared encouraging results from a human clinical trial testing a novel gene replacement therapy in people with severe sickle cell disease.
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.
In a new study, researchers recently sequenced genetic data from over 900 people of African descent to construct a more complete collection of DNA data that is missing from the current reference genome, a baseline reference used to study genetic variety among groups of people.
A long-awaited research study funded largely by the NHLBI has produced some of the clearest evidence to date about the usefulness of taking the nutritional supplements vitamin D and fish oil to fight heart disease and cancer.
In October, the NIH convened top sleep scientists for a two-day research conference on sleep and the health of women.
A new NHLBI-funded study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before,
A team of researchers partly funded by NHLBI has identified genetic mutations that govern blood cholesterol levels.
Researchers funded by NHLBI have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal congenital metabolic disease in mice. The study findings, published in Nature Medicine, offer proof of concept for the possibility of genetic therapies before birth.
Silent heart attacks—also known as unrecognized myocardial infarctions (MI)—that show up only on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are associated with an increased risk of death over the long term compared with recognized MI, researchers are reporting.