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NIH Funds Study of Genomic Link to Premature Cardiovascular Disease
With $8.9 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Wake Forest Baptist is leading a four-year national project to identify variations in the human genome and arterial proteins associated with premature development of atherosclerosis.
Ultimately, the work could lead to new screening strategies and help identify new therapeutic targets to reduce the human and financial costs of cardiovascular disease worldwide.
Other collaborating institutions are Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University-Bayview Campus, Virginia Tech, the University of Texas Science Center at Houston, and Louisiana State Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. David M. Herrington, MD, MHS, professor of cardiology, is principal investigator.
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