Fresh red blood cell transfusions do not help critically ill children more than older cells NIH-funded finding may alter policies at hospitals where fresh red cells are preferentially used Researchers have found that transfusions using fresh red blood cells—cells that have spent seven days or less in storage—are no more beneficial than older red...
Researchers partly funded by NHLBI found that the sleep of postmenopausal women would benefit from lower consumption of refined carbohydrates and sugar, foods that are high on the glycemic index.
An NHLBI-funded study identified a biomarker, biological indicator, that can predict which patients with stable heart failure have a higher risk of dying within 1 to 3 years.
Two studies partly funded by NHLBI have shown remarkable results in the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis who also have at least one copy of the Phe508del CFTR, the most common CF-causing mutation.
Researchers have struggled to capture how mitochondrial DNA escapes the mitochondria—the energy powerhouse—in living cells. But now, a study published in the journal Science, provides an understanding of this process and could explain how inflammation occurs in autoimmune diseases.
People with a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke may be able to offset their risk with 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.
An #NHLBI-funded study put a price tag on American's bad eating habits: $50 billion a year in health care costs, attributable to cardiometabolic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Researchers are reporting discovery of a previously unidentified autoinflammatory disorder that triggers mysterious fevers every few weeks. They found that the disorder involves mutations in the RIPK1 gene, which makes a key protein in the mediation of cell death and inflammation.
The latest study conducted by NHLBI’s Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network concluded that administering high doses of vitamin D does not reduce mortality or morbidity in critically ill patients with vitamin D deficiencies.
What if we had a better understanding of what’s in our food?
A study partly funded by the NHLBI has shown that proteins in our blood could offer a comprehensive "liquid health check" by assessing our health and predicting our risk of developing a wide range of diseases.
The pulmonary research community, along with advocates, health care providers, and patients have honored and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases (DLD).
Directly injecting living or dead heart stem cells into injured hearts and surrounding injured tissue triggers acute inflammation and wound healing-like properties in mice, according to a new study in Nature.
Researchers identified mutations in the PfCRT protein, found in the malaria parasite’s digestive compartment, as the source of resistance to the frontline malaria drug piperaquine (or PPQ). Malaria affects over 200 million people every year around the globe.
Fifty years of advancement into an ever-greater understanding of lung illnesses have whet the interest of the NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) in precision medicine.
Teens with a single ventricle heart defect significantly improved their capacity to sustain moderate exercise by taking an oral medication. The trial results, researchers say, represent a milestone in the care for those who have undergone the Fontan procedure, a palliative operation for this patient
Researchers have discovered a new biological pathway that promotes chronic inflammation and may help explain why sedentary people have an increased risk for heart disease and strokes.
An NHLBI-funded trial found no evidence that some routine, invasive procedures, such as bypass surgery and stents, were better than drug therapy and lifestyle changes alone in preventing heart attacks and death.
Researchers from dozens of leading institutions around that nation have proposed new criteria for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
An NHLBI-funded study concluded that almost one third of the cases of cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, in African American adults can be attributed to hypertension.