Goal 1: Promote Human Health

To expand knowledge of the molecular and physiological mechanisms governing the normal function of heart, lung, blood, and sleep systems as essential elements for sustaining human health.
(@lvanhorn)

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Achieving accurate and valid dietary assessment for implementing precsion prevention

Combine objective measures and biomarkers of dietary intake to identify dietary deficiencies/excesses that contribute to risk for cardiometabolic diseases. Technological, statistical and methodological advances in diet assessment are increasingly making it possible to identify the nutrients/phytochemicals/ that contribute to risk factor development in individuals and populations. Interdisciplinary studies are needed to ...more »

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(@lwli00)

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Combinatorial intervention of immune dynamics to combat cariovascular disease

Human health and disease are modulated by complex and inter-connected dynamic processes. With particular significance, a well-balanced immune environment may play a key role in maintaining health and preventing the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Defining the dynamic programming and balance of immune environment will be the key for combinatorial therapies to reset homeostasis.

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(@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Glycans are critical for mammalian biology at a fundamental level

There is a pervasive view of glycobiology as a niche field that does not warrant significant attention. This is borne out of a profound ignorance. It is not an exaggeration to state that carbohydrates are just as important as proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. Dismissing the impact of glycans is like stating that proteins are not very important to biology, and their importance is seen in the lethality of many mutations ...more »

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(@nhlbiforumadministrator1)

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Transforming Transplantation with RISC

What is necessary to reprogram the immune system to improve transplant outcomes of hearts, lungs, and hematopoietic cells? While NIAID is a major funder of immunology research, we are a major contributor to stem cell research. Our resources could be combined, where NIAID would support this approach for autoimmune diseases, and we would support work in tolerance for transplants. If the NCI also wants to collaborate on ...more »

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(@nhlbiforumadministrator1)

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

The CRISPER-Cas challenge: Need to re-phenotype KO animals?

Because traditional knock out models and CRISP/Cas models often show different phenotypes for the same gene deletion, do we need to re-phenotype hundreds/thousands of knock out animal models and revisit the conclusions of many studies based on using these animal models? This research may not appear very innovative but may be very important for drawing correct conclusions about gene functions and interactions - should ...more »

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(@ryanr0)

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Developmental Origins of Adult Lung, Heart and Blood Disease

It all starts in childhood. Yet it is difficult to find funding to really study these questions because the follow up timeline is long and thus very expensive but critically important. We don't even know what the "right" way to feed infants is in the first year of life to both limit cardiometabolic syndrome but also preserve neurodevelopmental outcome. We also have just started to see the tii of the iceberg in understanding ...more »

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(@paulbrookes)

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Adult Cardiomyocytes in Culture

So much basic cardiovascular discovery relies on cell culture models. While cardiac cell lines exist (e.g. HL-1, H9c2), these often poorly model aspects of cardiomyocyte function in-situ (e.g. contractile function, metabolism). In contrast, primary cardiomyocytes isolated from adult animals (especially mice!) are not readily amenable to culture conditions. Even if cells can be kept alive, they are often refractory to ...more »

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(@along11)

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Patient- and Family-Centered Care in the ICU

Many medical centers have incorporated the concept of patient- and family-centered care into their mission statements and are now introducing policies that address topics such as open visiting hours in the ICU and family presence at resuscitation. These changes are often being made in the absence of robust evidence to support their introduction. There must be a commitment to rigorous study of these issues so that we can ...more »

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