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.
June 12, 2013
: La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
New sickle cell anemia therapy advances to phase II clinical trials
Seeking to improve the lives of sickle cell anemia sufferers around the world, researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, the Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center in Boston and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and others are preparing to launch Phase II of a clinical trial to investigate a potential new therapy for reducing the disorder’s severest symptoms. The trial, funded by a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, is testing an already existing drug called Lexiscan™ (regadenoson - Astellas Pharma US, Inc.), which is used for diagnosing heart disease.
June 6, 2013
: Duke Medicine
Surgeons at Duke University Hospital implant bioengineered vein
In a first-of-its-kind operation in the United States, a team of doctors at Duke University Hospital helped create a bioengineered blood vessel and transplanted it into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The new vein is an off-the-shelf, human cell-based product with no biological properties that would cause organ rejection.
Sleep Disorders & Insufficient Sleep: Improving Health through Research
National Institutes of Health- (NIH) supported research is shedding light on how sleep and lack of sleep affect the human body. The NIH and its partners will continue to work together to advance sleep research. 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.