Los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron hoy una subvención de $12 millones para proyectos de promoción de salud y participación comunitaria en regiones con minorías étnicas y raciales afectadas de manera desproporcionada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Con estos fondos, RTI International, una institución de...
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Complement, a major component of the immune system, could influence COVID-19 disease severity. Researchers also found that people with age-related macular degeneration—an eye disease caused by overactive complement—and common coagulation disorders like thrombosis and hemorrhage are at greater risk o
Doctors should do a comprehensive assessment of the cardiovascular health, and potential risks, of any patient who will undergo noncardiac surgery. This evaluation, which includes a medical history and physical examination, might predict complications during and after the surgery, NHLBI-funded resea
Lab study suggests that anti-cholesterol drug may be beneficial for treating enlargement of the heart
Researchers are reporting in laboratory studies that the anti-cholesterol drug lovastatin shows promise as a potential treatment for a common form of dilated cardiomyopathy, or enlargement of the heart.
A T cell is a type of immune cell that normally helps reduce inflammation in the body. But a new study found that when T cells go haywire in atherosclerosis, they secrete immune molecules called cytokines that increase inflammation and further narrow diseased arteries.