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Contemporary Clinical Trials
Implementation of the NHLBI Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents: Rationale and study design for Young Hearts Strong Starts, a cluster-randomized trial targeting body mass index, blood pressure, and tobacco.
coauthored by Janet M. de Jesus, M.S., R.D., Division for the Application of Research Discoveries, NHLBI
Learn about the Young Hearts Strong Starts study that tested strategies for implementing the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents.
2014 Breakthrough Prizes awarded in fundamental physics and life sciences for a total of $21 million
NHLBI grantee Dr. Richard Lifton from Yale University was awarded the 2014 Breakthrough Prize for the discovery of genes and biochemical mechanisms that cause hypertension. The award recognizes excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences are founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang, Yuri and Julia Milner and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. You can learn more about Dr. Lifton and his research by reading NHLBI Director's Corner: Behind the bench... with Dr. Richard Lifton, Yale University.