A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe...
n a large-scale study involving tens of thousands of patients, researchers recently found a strong genome-wide genetic association between asthma and allergic diseases.
An antibody used to treat psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune diseases appears to have no effect on aortic inflammation—a key marker for future risk of major cardiovascular events—researchers are reporting.
Catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation was no better than drug therapy in improving key patients’ outcomes, according to the intention-to-treat analysis, a statistical concept essential to the interpretation of randomized clinical trials.
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.
All types of blood cells originate from blood stem cells found in the peripheral blood and bone marrow--the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones.
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
An NHLBI-funded study showed that the addition of a nurse-led intervention for hypertension management to health insurance coverage was more effective in lowering blood pressure than the provision of health insurance alone in Ghana.
Throughout May 2018, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, the NHLBI wishes to recognize Dr. Esteban Burchard and his team on the 20th anniversary of GALA (Genetics of Asthma in Latino Americans), the largest study of asthma in Latino children in the United States.
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.