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Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes...

All are on the rise in the United States and, with the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes, have been described as an epidemic. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Georgia and the nation? This affects us all. People either have heart disease, will get heart disease, or know someone who has heart disease.

The demand is high for a greater understanding of how cardiovascular disease develops and for new and better treatments. This is the mission of the Vascular Biology Center. We have brought together an internationally recognized team of experts determined to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our field is developing rapidly, our science is critical, not only for the health of our country, but the rest of the world.

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VBC News

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Why young females with obesity are at early risk for cardiovascular disease

In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report.

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Tiny RNA provides big protection after a heart attack

Heart muscle can continue to die even after restoring blood following a heart attack, and scientists have new evidence that one way to help it live is by boosting levels of a tiny RNA that helped the heart form.

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Birthweight, height together provide insight into future heart health

It’s the proportionately of a newborn — a measure that includes both birthweight and length — that may best tell doctors whether a child is born with an increased risk for heart problems later in life, investigators report.

photo from article Peptide shows promise for protecting kidneys from nephritis

Peptide shows promise for protecting kidneys from nephritis

A synthetic peptide disrupts the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis, enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain function.