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.

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The Human Virome and Host Interactions in Heart, Lung, and Blood

What are the unknown elements of the human virome, and what host-virome interactions affect the heart, lung, and blood health and diseases? A major challenge has been the need for in vitro culture systems and animal models for studying the virome, which is a significant limitation that has forced current studies of the virome to be mostly descriptive. NHLBI has supported one research group to identify human virome and ...more »

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Nicotine abuse and fetal programming of heart ischemic disease

It is well-known that cigarette smoking is a major risk factor of heart ischemic disease. However, little information is known about the maternal smoking and fetal programming of heart ischemic disease in adulthood. Recently, e-cigarette (nicotine use) during pregnancy is a worldwide health concern. Epidemiologic studies have indicated that cigarette smoking during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular ...more »

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How do Circulating Precursor Endothelial Cells contribute to newly formed vessels

Endothelial cells derive from cells in the bone marrow. Circulating precursor endothelial cells contribute to newly forming vessels.

Do Alk 1 and/or Endogln mutations affect the functions of these cells once they incorporate into growing vessels. These vessels then go on to form arteriovenous malformations

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Using video to replace the boring highly ineffective drug monographs that accompany prescrptions

Estimates are that less than 2% of medication monographs are actually read by patients. Of those 2% only 35% fully comprehend the material. Why not use video and simpler methods to educate patients about their medicine. By coding QR tags to direct patients to education websites, we solve the drive through phenomena, the health literacy issue, and the language barrier.

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A Systems Approach - Human Cardiac Electromechanical Activity

The challenge is to identify limitations in using data from non-human animal species for elucidation of human electromechanical function/activity and to identify what specific information and computational approaches need to be incorporated. To aid in achieving such a goal, it might be useful to convene a series of workshops to build consensus and improve communication among investigators working at the same horizontal ...more »

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leveraging EHR through improved partnerships

Large medical delivery systems have an abundance of information stored in their EHR systems. What steps are necessary to develop partnerships between NHLBI and medical delivery systems or other agencies such as AHRQ to access these EHR systems, develop a common terminology (if icd 9 and other common codes are ineffective for merging data) and add that data to dbGap for NIH/community use?

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New technologies for Personalized health monitoring: too much or not enough

The development of personalized medicine and the increasing amount of information extracted from individual and patients throughout their life is expected to growth significantly. Multiple types of physiological sensors are currently embedded in everyday-life objects and yet their clinical value and their potential to improve health care is not well defined. It seems fundamental that the NIH develops a core research group/ ...more »

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Psychological Stress and Cardiovascular Health

Our new Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said recently that one of this four rules for health was "...making sure I’m focusing on my emotional and mental well-being." A majority of Americans reporting moderate to high levels of stress (American Psychological Association, 2014), and evidence links psychosocial aspects of stress and cardiovascular health. Therefore, just as Dr. Murthy highlights well-being as a foundation ...more »

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Developing tools and resources for studying sex differences

There is a need to promote sex balance in research. We know that existing and emerging scientific evidence supports the notion that sex is a major determinant for the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. Thus, expansion of resources for relevant animal models of disease, and the creation of databases that collect sex as a biological variable are important for both pre-clinical and clinical studies.

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Functional and high throughput screening assays

There is a need to develop functional assays and high throughput screening to develop probes and potential drug therapies. A. Functional Assays. Researchers face a challenging gap between identifying many sequence variations of potential interest and recognizing which of these variations have a direct functional effect on the physiological system of interest, as opposed to merely being associated with the actual causal ...more »

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