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News Release
NIH-supported research suggests sleep patterns to support optimal health can begin in infancy Infants who sleep longer through the night and with fewer interruptions may be less likely to become overweight during their first six months of life, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP . While the research only showed a link – not a cause...
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NHLBI in the Press
A small study suggests radiation therapy may provide a less-invasive and effective treatment option for some patients with heart failure who have ventricular tachycardia, a condition that can cause the heart to beat faster than normal or quiver.
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NHLBI in the Press
To support people of all ages who have experienced the lingering effects of COVID-19, researchers are collecting and analyzing data from patients at different points of infection. This ongoing research and classification of “long COVID” will guide future treatment and prevention strategies.
Technician operates Gazelle platform, a portable lab-on-a-chip device that can identify sickle cell disease from a blood droplet. Photo source: Hemex Health
Credit: Hemex Health
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Research Feature
About 20 years ago, researchers excitedly announced the coming of so-called lab-on-chip devices that could revolutionize medicine. At the time, people marveled at the possibilities: The devices would take the capabilities of a large biochemistry lab and shrink them to a platform the size of a cell phone or smaller. With help from a portable scanner...
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Media Advisory
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has announced April P. Carson, Ph.D., as the new director of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). The JHS is the nation’s largest and longest-running longitudinal study of cardiovascular health in African Americans, involving more than 5,300 participants in...