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New study probes why heart disease risk differs by sex

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants awarded by the American Heart Association to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

A woman’s risk for heart disease is different from a man’s. Although the reason isn’t known, a […]

Heart attack, stroke prevention is a cleaning problem, researcher says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants awarded by the American Heart Association to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

A Texas researcher wants to understand if a person’s genetics or cholesterol levels can predict how well […]

$4 million awarded to expand heart disease research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Research that may one day use exercise capacity tests to routinely identify early heart disease and a study of blood markers among ethnic groups that may help predict heart risks have each been awarded four-year $2 million Grand Challenge Awards from the American Heart Association.

The […]

Harnessing the immune system to prevent heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

The immune system does a lot of things. It protects the body from infections. It makes vaccines work.

It can […]

Cracking the genetic code on heart problems in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

Day after day at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida where Donna Arnett, Ph.D., worked as a research […]

Smothering the fires within

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

Whether it’s a sore throat, a scratch from your pet or a raging case of sinusitis, most wounds and […]

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CVGPS researcher aims to help prevent and treat stroke with plumbing fix

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

You might think of stroke as a plumbing problem of the brain — a serious one. Stroke is […]

AHA supporters donate millions for research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Longtime American Heart Association supporters David and Stevie Spina are donating $2.5 million to support research that would personalize ways to treat and prevent heart disease and stroke, the world’s top two killers.

The donation, announced in early March, supports the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study, which uses […]

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Obama details ‘precision medicine’ research initiative

President Obama on Friday announced the “Precision Medicine Initiative,” a $215-million research effort to collect genetic information from one million or more Americans with the hope of developing personalized treatments to prevent and treat disease.

The new program will take advantage of technological advances that have made it possible to analyze […]

First researchers announced for groundbreaking CVGPS project

The first funded researchers in the groundbreaking Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study were announced during Scientific Sessions on Sunday, with projects exploring a wide range of important topics including cardiovascular aging and death in diverse populations, interactions between genes and diet in blood vessel problems, and genetic signatures of tobacco exposure.

The […]