viernes, 30 de mayo de 2014

Risk of sudden cardiac death tied to protein overproduction, exercise and older adults, and more


NHLBI in the News

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Quantity not quality: risk of sudden cardiac death tied to protein overproduction
A genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to protein overproduction in heart cells, Johns Hopkins scientists report. The discovery was published in the June 5 issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics and the research was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
USA Today
Exercise program keeps older adults on their feet
Kim Painter
In old age, losing the ability to walk a short distance often means losing independence. Now NIH-supported researchers say they have found a treatment that, for some, can prevent that loss of mobility. The prescription: a moderate exercise program
University at Buffalo
UB study seeks novel treatment for heart rhythm disorderNHLBI grantee Cevher Ozcan, MD, assistant professor of medicine at University at Buffalo, aims to reveal molecular and cellular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder.
GW researcher receives grant to study connection between stress, high blood pressure and the neuroimmune systemPaul Marvar, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was awarded a $721,435 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study stress-induced hypertension and its effects on the neuroimmune system. This grant will support further understanding of why those with psychological disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

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