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NHLBI in the Press
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.
Scientist clare waterman working with microscope
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NHLBI in the Press
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
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers say they have developed a synthetic version of a natural protein called lung surfactant that restored breathing capacity to the injured lungs of rats.  The artificial substance could lead to better, cheaper treatments for lung injury in humans, they say.