Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
A newly engineered synthetic blood vessel offers a novel platform for developing drugs that treat high blood pressure.
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries

A newly engineered synthetic blood vessel offers a novel platform for developing drugs that treat high blood pressure.

A newly engineered synthetic blood vessel offers a novel platform for developing drugs that treat high blood pressure.

heart disease
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Ashley Yeager | Apr 2, 2020
There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms.
Image of the Day: Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Image of the Day: Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020
Scientists identify a potential biomarker for predicting the progression of a deadly cardiac disease.
Infographic: How Splicing of Genes Can Affect Heart Health
Infographic: How Splicing of Genes Can Affect Heart Health
Gabrielle M. Gentile, Hannah J. Wiedner, Emma R. Hinkle, and Jimena Giudice | Jan 13, 2020
The way in which mRNA transcripts are cut can influence the elasticity of the organ.
Novartis’s $9.7 Billion Purchase Includes Novel PCSK9 Inhibitor
Novartis’s $9.7 Billion Purchase Includes Novel PCSK9 Inhibitor
Emily Makowski | Nov 25, 2019
The pharmaceutical firm is buying The Medicines Company, which recently devoted its efforts into developing the cholesterol-lowering medication.
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
A case study of a family demonstrates that different genetic mutations from the two parents cause severe heart disease symptoms in the children.
Gene Mutation Could Explain Humans’ High Risk of Heart Attack
Gene Mutation Could Explain Humans’ High Risk of Heart Attack
Shawna Williams | Jul 23, 2019
Mutating a gene called CMAH in mice so it’s nonfunctional, as in humans, upped the animals’ chances of developing heart disease, a study finds.
Sweetened Drinks Linked to Higher Mortality Risk
Sweetened Drinks Linked to Higher Mortality Risk
Catherine Offord | Mar 19, 2019
While sugary beverages seem to be the worst offenders, artificially sweetened drinks might also be associated with health problems, an observational study suggests.
Genome Collector: A Profile of Charles Rotimi
Genome Collector: A Profile of Charles Rotimi
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 30, 2018
The NIH epidemiologist has worked to ensure genetic health and population genetics studies contain data from African—not just European—populations.
Gene Editing Reduces Monkeys’ Cholesterol
Gene Editing Reduces Monkeys’ Cholesterol
Ashley Yeager | Jul 10, 2018
The results could lead to a treatment to lower cholesterol in patients with hypercholesterolemia.