Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center

UVA Determines ‘Fountain of Youth’ Gene Helps Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

Olga A. Cherepanova and Gary Owens

Researchers have determined a gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually plays a vital role in preventing the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes.

Do Hearts Fail Because They’re Hooked on Blood Sugar?

Lead researcher Bijoy Kundu of the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

A new research project, combines pioneering metabolic science with cutting-edge imaging and has been backed with a four-year grant totaling $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

U.Va. Research Overturns Basic Beliefs About Atherosclerosis

Photo of Gary Owens of U.Va.’s Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center

Doctors’ efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition and formation of the plaques, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows.

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