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Media Advisory
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today that Adolfo Correa, M.D., Ph.D., director and principal investigator of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), has decided to retire and step down from his leadership of the study in December 2020. Recruited to be the study’s Chief Science...
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News Release
Researchers have identified 57 genetic variations of a gene strongly associated with declines in blood oxygen levels during sleep. Low oxygen levels during sleep are a clinical indicator of the severity of sleep apnea, a disorder that increases the risk of heart disease, dementia, and death. The study, published today in the American Journal of...
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News Release
'Forward-oriented’ design might boost treatment effectiveness and broaden use Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a new and improved viral vector—a virus-based vehicle that delivers therapeutic genes—for use in gene therapy for sickle cell disease. In advanced lab tests using animal models, the new vector was up to...
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News Release
The move away from high-field MRI offers promising results for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases National Institutes of Health researchers, along with researchers at Siemens, have developed a high-performance, low magnetic-field MRI system that vastly improves image quality of the lungs and other internal structures of the human body. The new...
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News Release
Detailed pregnancy history, prevention strategies may hold a key to improving health outcomes Women who experience complications such as preterm births and preeclampsia during their first pregnancy are nearly twice more likely than women without complications to develop high blood pressure later in life—some as quickly as three years later,...
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News Release
Use of long-acting bronchodilators had no impact for some African American children A new study of African Americans with poorly controlled asthma, found differences in patients’ responses to commonly used treatments. Contrary to what researchers had expected, almost half of young children in the study responded differently than older children and...
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News Release
NIH-funded study highlights high-occupancy hospitals A new study has found that hospital emergency room closures can adversely affect health outcomes for heart attack patients at neighboring hospitals that are near or at full capacity. Conversely, when a new emergency department opens, health outcomes for patients at those so-called “bystander”...
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News Release
Findings might explain why some people who never smoked develop lung disease Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to increases in emphysema between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), both part of the...