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Providing global leadership in prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood and sleep diseases involves a range of efforts – from consortiums and networks to dedicated programs with specific focus areas. Learn about the NHLBI-supported initiatives that span the research continuum.

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About 1 in every 16,300 Hispanic babies is born with sickle cell disease.
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Research Feature
In 2000, a mysterious disease was making 3-year-old Mercy Mendoza so ill that her grandmother bought a burial plot for her in the little town in Honduras where they lived. Swelling, pain, and immobility were...