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Correlative light and electron microscopy image of the protein dynamin (magenta) at endocytic structures (grey honeycomb lattice) of a mammalian cell.
Credit: Kem Sochacki, Ph.D. NHLBI, DIR
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Research Feature
Every day researchers across NIH use an array of imaging technologies and equipment to help them make new scientific discoveries. However, over the last 10-15 years, a massive explosion in the use of Cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) – a technique that allows the direct imaging of proteins within cells – has revolutionized the way scientists do...
Doctors evaluate older man hospitalized with COVID-19
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Research Feature
For nearly 15 years, the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) has played a key role in designing and conducting collaborative clinical trials aimed at improving surgical treatments for cardiovascular disease, the nation’s leading cause of death. CTSN’s efforts to learn more about these treatments – valve replacements, bypass procedures,...
A physician talks to a young patient in a medical exam room.
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Research Feature
At St. Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri, a 12-year-old boy waiting in an exam room held a tablet as he scrolled through a trivia game about sickle cell disease (SCD) – an inherited blood disorder that had brought him to the hospital for a regular visit. As he played the game, he won a badge each time he answered a question right. But happily,...
Intra Operative photo of Dr. Singhal M.D.
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Research Feature
Lymphedema is a potentially debilitating condition affecting more than 1 million people in the U.S. each year. Its main symptom is swelling of the arms or legs, but if left untreated, lymphedema can lead to severe discomfort and life-threatening infections. The swelling associated with the disease is caused by a failure of the lymphatic system, a...
A woman holds her head in bed during a hard time sleeping at night.
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NHLBI in the Press
After reviewing health information from more than 6,000 adults ages 65 and older, researchers found an association between disrupted sleep patterns and increased risks for developing dementia or dying over an eight-year period.
Senior Asian woman experiences leg pain while in bed.
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Research Feature
It’s been called the most common disease nobody’s heard of – and also one of the big mysteries in medicine. It’s restless legs syndrome (RLS) , a neurological and sleep disorder that causes discomfort and sometimes pain in the legs, particularly at night. It triggers a constant urge to move the legs that makes falling asleep and staying asleep...
A medical image of the human circulatory system
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NHLBI in the Press
The number of deaths from cardiovascular disease increased in 2020, but disproportionately affected Black, Hispanic, and Asian adults. The study authors note public health messaging, programs, and policies could address pandemic-related cardiovascular disease risks.
Medical clinic reception, patient waiting in line respecting social distancing using face mask
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Research Feature
When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, ravaging communities of color harder than any other, researchers knew they needed to find effective treatments and vaccines – and find them fast. Just as urgently, they needed to include people of color in the clinical trials that were testing those vaccines. These, after all, were the people being...