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NHLBI in the Press
A new NHLBI-funded study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before,
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Statement
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is pausing the CONCERT-HF trial , which involves patients with chronic heart failure. Recent calls for the retraction of journal articles in related fields of cell therapy research have raised concerns about the scientific foundations of this trial. Wh...
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers funded by NHLBI have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal congenital metabolic disease in mice. The study findings, published in Nature Medicine, offer proof of concept for the possibility of genetic therapies before birth.
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NHLBI in the Press
Silent heart attacks—also known as unrecognized myocardial infarctions (MI)—that show up only on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are associated with an increased risk of death over the long term compared with recognized MI, researchers are reporting.
This 3D illustration depicts a DNA molecule containing a gene mutation (highlighted)
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News Release
Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death. The researchers say their finding could provide the basis for drug therapie...