May 12, 2013
NIH Media Availability: Researchers take important step in unlocking what causes congenital heart disease
Findings from the first large-scale sequencing analysis of congenital heart disease bring us closer to understanding this most common type of birth defect.
May 8, 2013
NIH statement on Asthma Month 2013
For Asthma Awareness Month 2013, the National Institutes of Health stands with the international community to renew our dedication to improving the quality of life for the estimated 300 million people living with asthma worldwide. To most effectively manage asthma, we need to address the disproportionate impact of the disease on minorities and families at or below the poverty line. NIH is committed to reducing asthma disparities and improving asthma control for all who live with the disease.
May 16, 2013
Young women often less healthy than young men before heart attacks
Young women tend to be less healthy and have a poorer quality of life than similar-aged men before suffering a heart attack, according to NHLBI-supported research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2013.
May 16, 2013
: The NIH Record
NHLBI supports World Health Day, hypertension awareness
In support of World Health Day in April, and its theme of hypertension (high blood pressure), the NHLBI collaborated on national and international levels to raise awareness about hypertension and the importance of research in this area.
NHLBI top research findings in fiscal year 2012
Read summaries of 34 key research findings published in fiscal year 2012 that advanced our knowledge of blood, cardiovascular, and lung diseases. All studies had funding support from the NHLBI. Read full fact sheet...
May 22, 2013 - May 23, 2013
Long Term Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are sponsoring a workshop on long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery. The purpose of this workshop is to review the current state-of-the-science in regards to long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery, determine critical gaps in understanding, and strategize about methods to leverage existing clinical studies to fill those gaps. A variety of stakeholders are being invited to the workshop to present their viewpoints.
July 28, 2013 - July 31, 2013
Population Studies Workshop
Jackson Heart Study – longitudinal study of African Americans in Jackson, MS Strong Heart Study – longitudinal study of American Indians in ND, AZ and OK 6:00 p.m. July 28 – Noon, July 31, 2013 at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland Application due: April 1, 2013
September 25, 2013 - September 26, 2013
NHLBI Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine
NIH Campus - Building 45: Natcher Conference Center
The symposium will again bring together experts in basic stem cell biology, as well as clinical cardiovascular medicine, to discuss the emerging basic and developmental science, preclinical animal advances and potential clinical applications. The emphasis will be on recent discoveries and trends, and we will discuss the challenges and critical scientific questions as we continue to advance the field and seek opportunities for clinical translation. Topics will include general and cardiovascular stem cells, clinical applications, tissue engineering, developmental biology, and large-scale proteomics/metabolomics as a tool to identify new clinical deliverables.