The Science

Scientific Focus Areas

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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Research Feature
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. And according to the American Red Cross, a single donation can save up to three lives. On June 14, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) joins...