Framingham Heart Study
NHLBI-led Team Untangles Gene Networks Involved in Blood Pressure Regulation
By combining genome-wide association and mRNA expression data, a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-led team uncovered gene networks involved in blood pressure regulation.
Study Sees Year-of-Birth Influence Over Obesity Risk Variant Association
An analysis in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the association between obesity and an FTO gene variant became increasingly significant in the past several decades.
Pair of Studies Examine Low-frequency Variants Linked to Cholesterol, Lipid Levels
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two studies appearing in the American Journal of Human Genetics today uncovered a handful of low-frequency variants, including novel variants in ANGPTL8, PNPLA5, and PCSK7, among others, that seem to contribute to cholesterol or lipid levels in the blood.
This story has been updated to correct a quote citing a BG official saying BNP is a marker of inflammation. In fact, he said that it was a marker of "loading and stretch."
Boston U to Use NIH Funds for Atrial Fibrillation Dx
The university will conduct studies of factors in predicting atrial fibrillation by using date from the Framingham Heart Study.
Feb 27, 2009