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NHLBI in the Press
A recent analysis of data from African Americans found that those who smoke were nearly two and half times more likely to have a stroke compared to those who never smoked. But past smokers had a risk of stroke comparable to never smokers, according to published findings in the Journal of the America
Image shows SARS-CoV-2 (in red) infected ciliated cells in the COVID-19 patient's bronchi.
Credit: Takanori Asakura, Ph.D., University of North Carol...
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers have characterized the specific ways in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, infects the nasal cavity, bronchia, and lungs.
Medical imaging photo shows abnormality of a blood vessel in the brain that is linked to stroke and other health problems.
Credit: Courtesy of Awad lab, University of Chicago.
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers are reporting that the presence of abnormal bundles of brittle blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord, called cavernous angiomas (CA), are linked to the composition of a person’s gut bacteria.
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NHLBI in the Press
Many heart diseases have been linked to oxidative stress in which an overabundance of unstable molecules called reactive oxygen species negatively react with other molecules in the cell. But what happens to the heart when there’s antioxidative stress—the opposite of oxidative stress?
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NHLBI in the Press
Heart surgery can save lives, but in some cases, it can also trigger lung and kidney damage and other serious problems for reasons that weren’t clear. Now, NHLBI-sponsored research published in Science Advances has revealed that platelets—blood cells that usually help form clots—set off widespread i
Illustration of the coronavirus showing its round shape covered by spikes.
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NHLBI in the Press
Heart transplant recipients who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 have a fatality rate of about 25%, much higher than other patient populations, according to a new study. The findings underscore the importance of close monitoring among heart transplant recipients infected with the vir
Image shows a colorized scanning electron micrograph of a dying cell (red) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated form a patient sample
Credit: NIAID
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NHLBI in the Press
An international team of scientists has identified several over-the-counter prescription and development-stage drug compounds that show promise in blocking replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in laboratory experiments.
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NHLBI in the Press
A preclinical study shows that the protein calcineurin helps block the heart muscle’s ability to regenerate after the first week of life, according to a study in the journal Nature.