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Program aims to identify barriers and close gaps that limit patient access to consistent, quality care WHAT: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recently awarded nearly $36 million in grants to help improve the quality of health care for U.S. teens and adults with sickle cell disease. The grants are the first of their kind dedicat...
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WHAT: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announces selection of Director of its Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS). WHO: David C. Goff, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. WHEN: Dr. Goff will start his new position at NHLBI on November 28, 2016. WHERE: NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF DR. GOFF: Dr. Goff was high...
Large NIH-supported study may lead to fresh approaches to treating hypertension WHAT: A team of researchers led by scientists from the Framingham Heart Study has discovered 31 new genetic markers it says are associated with blood pressure. The large-scale study provides new insight into the genetic underpinnings of high blood pressure and researche...
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Large NIH-supported study may lead to fresh approaches to treating hypertension WHAT: A team of researchers led by scientists from the Framingham Heart Study has discovered 31 new genetic markers it says are associated with blood pressure. The large-scale study provides new insight into the genetic underpinnings of high blood pressure and researche...
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WHAT: In a study of children with mild, persistent asthma, scientists found that acetaminophen was tolerated without the worsening of asthma, when compared with ibuprofen use. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s asthma network (AsthmaNet), appears in the August 18, 2016, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine....
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WHAT: Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are reporting new, unexpected details about the fundamental structure of collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body. In lab experiments, they demonstrated that collagen, once viewed as inert, forms structures that regulate how certain enzymes break down and remodel body tissue. The fi...
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WHAT: Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are reporting evidence that human telomeres can be favorably lengthened by medical drug treatment. Telomeres are the ends of our chromosomes and function to protect them from damage. Over time, telomeres shorten, and this shortening has been linked with increased disease risk. The NIH results ap...
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WHAT : In a finding that could lead to better treatment of smoking-related lung diseases, scientists are reporting that about half of current or former smokers have respiratory symptoms similar to COPD and an increased risk for exacerbations or “flare ups” of their symptoms despite normal lung function and a lack of COPD diagnosis. Many of these in...