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News Release
DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities Researchers have developed a blood test that could make it possible for doctors to detect—then quickly prevent or slow down—acute heart transplant rejection, a potentially deadly condition that occurs in the early months after a patient has received a donor heart. They...
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Research Feature
When you think of the San Francisco Bay Area, those young, tech-savvy college graduates who work for some of the world’s largest software companies there may first come to mind. But this bustling metropolitan area is also home to nearly 1.5 million people age 65 and older . So when the city went into its first lockdown in March to try to halt the...
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WHAT: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has tied for first out of 39 diets for “Best Diets for Healthy Eating” and “Best Heart-Healthy Diets” in the 2021 Best Diets report from U.S. News & World Report. DASH, which builds nutrient-dense meals around whole grains, low-fat dairy products, vegetables, and fruits, and includes fish,...
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News Release
Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, has long been known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. Now, researchers have identified a key culprit: the presence of metabolic syndrome (MetSyn), a condition that includes obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension, and is highly...
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NHLBI in the Press
Nutrition researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health find people whose diets are rich in anti-inflammatory foods, including leafy greens, dark yellow vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, have fewer incidents of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease years later.
A surgeon holds a purple 3-D printed heart, which is flexible but durable.
Credit: Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
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NHLBI in the Press
Alginate, a gelatin-like material from seaweed, creates a lifelike feel for 3D-printed hearts. These new prototypes may provide a realistic training tool for simulated surgery.