WHAT: The Framingham Heart Study , a joint project of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and Boston University, marks its 70th anniversary this year. Daniel Levy, M.D., director of the project , will deliver a special lecture to acknowledge the landmark, multigenerational study, which began in 1948. The topic of Dr. Levy’s talk w...
A dietary intervention in postmenopausal women aimed at reducing fat and increasing the intake of vegetables, fruits, and grains did not increase the risk of diabetes and may have slowed its progression, according to a recent study partly funded by NHLBI.
Black women living in highly segregated neighborhoods are 30% more likely to become obese during a 25-year period spanning early adulthood to middle age, compared with black women living in neighborhoods with low levels of segregation.
A chronic autoimmune disease called giant cell arteritis (GCA) can cause inflammation of large blood vessels—a potentially fatal condition.
An editorial by NHLBI's Nakela L. Cook, M.D. in the latest issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes discusses sex differences in etiology and management of myocardial infarction as key pending topics in the cardiovascular research agenda.
Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say may help explain why some people need more sleep than others.
Recently, an NIH-funded research study called the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) demonstrated benefits of intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure to a goal of less than 120 mm Hg versus the standard target of less than 140 mm Hg.
Nearly half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, according to the World Health Organization.
An NHLBI-funded team of researchers developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice, as reported in Nature Biotechnology.