In the emerging world of personalized medicine, researchers are furiously looking for disease markers specific to minority populations, and already they have made some promising discoveries. The clues they are gathering, the scientists say, could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, such as asthma and heart disease, that di...
Researchers at an NHLBI lab in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Canada’s University of Waterloo developed a new scanning method that might allow scientists to see details in the interiors of opaque objects at scales ranging from one nanometer to up to
The Great Recession of 2007-2009 not only had a markedly negative economic impact, but exacted a heavy toll on the health of Americans, with significant increases in blood pressure and glucose, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
African-American men successfully lowered their high blood pressure to healthy levels through a novel project that paired local barbers with pharmacists to measure and treat customers, according to a new clinical study.
After four weeks of treatment with a novel inhaled medication, heart failure patients saw no improvements in exercise capacity, daily activity levels, severity of symptoms or quality of life, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Awareness of risk factors for cardiovascular disease is low among adults in the U.S., according to a recent study.
Like many other eight-year-old girls, Virsaviya Borun-Goncharova loves to play, dance, sing, and draw. On the surface, she’s just a regular, high-energy school kid. But something quite dramatic sets her apart from her peers: Virsaviya was born with her heart outside her chest. Virsaviya has a condition called Pentalogy of Cantrell (POC), a rare dis...
A very large NHLBI-funded whole-genome sequencing study of drug response in minority children revealed new clues about why the front-line asthma drug albuterol does not work as well for African-American and Puerto Rican children as it does for European American or Mexican children.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the NHLBI will celebrate the accomplishments of women biomedical scientists who have played and are playing key roles in fighting heart, lung, blood, and sleep-related disorders. Check back throughout the month for additions to this impressive list . Read 2017 highlighted profiles .
Platelet reactivity may be useful marker for predicting heart disease risk in apparently healthy people
Researchers are reporting that the reactivity of platelets—cells involved in forming blood clots—may be a useful marker in the future for predicting heart disease risk in apparently healthy people and may provide an important target for prevention.
An NHLBI-funded study suggests that a healthy diet may not offset the effects of a high salt intake on blood pressure.