WHAT: This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI began as the National Heart Institute on June 16, 1948, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Heart Act. In 1969, the Institute expanded its mission (and name) to cover research on lung diseases, and in 1976, the Institute grew fu...
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.
Researchers found that the immune system plays a surprising role in the aftermath of heart attacks.
Researchers identified hundreds of genetic variants associated with bloods levels of lipids—molecules that are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.