May 21, 2013
Tonsil surgery improves some behaviors in children with sleep apnea syndrome
Children with sleep apnea syndrome who have their tonsils and adenoids removed sleep better, are less restless and impulsive, and report a generally better quality of life, finds a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study found cognitive abilities did not improve compared with children who did not have surgery, and researchers say the findings don’t mean surgery is an automatic first choice.
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 23, 2013
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Antidepressant may protect the heart against mental stress
Stress can be a bummer for your heart. And, it seems, antidepressants may help some people with heart disease better weather that stress, according to results from NHLBI-supported research.
May 21, 2013
Long-term use of antibiotic may help those with COPD
Thousands of Americans, many of them smokers or ex-smokers, suffer from the lung condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now a new study finds that patients placed on the common antibiotic azithromycin may be able to cut down on hospitalizations due to flare-ups of the disease.
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...
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.