viernes, 20 de marzo de 2015

NHLBI In the News: Heart cells, stem cells, and statin therapy

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March 12, 2015 : Gladstone Institutes
Preventing heart cells from turning to bone
Gail D Pearson M.D., Sc.D., Jonathan R. Kaltman M.D.
NHLBI-supported scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered why some heart tissue turns into bone, and they may have learned how to stop it.
NHLBI-supported researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected the genetic error that causes sickle cell disease in blood cells grown in the lab, suggesting that such cells could one day be used to treat patients.
March 4, 2015: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Genetic risk linked to clinical benefit of statin therapy
NHLBI-funded researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found that a genetic risk score identified individuals at increased risk for cardiovascular death or a heart attack, both in individuals with and without known coronary disease, with individuals in the highest genetic risk score group having more than a 70 percent increase in the risk of cardiovascular death or a heart attack compared to the lowest risk group

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