American Heart Association
Oct. 11, 2018—The hidden lives of medical biomarkers are the focus of a recent study in Nature Communications by Jonathan Mosley.
Jun. 29, 2018—Lipid molecules that bind to HDL can modify its function — and blocking that modification can protect HDL and potentially lower the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Jun. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) to participate in a six-member research network to advance treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heart rate that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications.
Jun. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have discovered that a certain enzyme plays a crucial role in preventing obesity-related cardiac dysfunction.
May. 31, 2018—Rachelle Crescenzi, PhD., research instructor in Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently awarded an American Heart Association Career Development Award for her project, “Visualizing Vascular Mechanisms of Salt Sensitivity.” The award begins July 1 and has been funded for $77,000 per year for three years.
Apr. 6, 2018—Structural views of the proteins that regulate the heartbeat may help improve existing treatments for cardiac arrhythmias.
Apr. 5, 2018—A national effort seeks to raise awareness about an uncommon cause of heart attacks in otherwise healthy, young and middle-aged women.
Mar. 23, 2018—Non-exercise physical activity has a measurable energy expenditure, which goes down when animals engage in voluntary exercise, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Feb. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a role for immune system T cells in slowing the decline in skeletal muscle function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Feb. 8, 2018—Members of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) gathered for a photo last week to recognize National Wear Red Day.
Jan. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently secured its third American Heart Association (AHA) Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) award to address the challenges of limb problems in peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Dec. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified an interaction between two proteins that play a role in learning and memory.