Partnering with Patients to Advance Asthma Research
15
September

Partnering with Patients to Advance Asthma Research

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[Music] “I’ve had asthma pretty much since I was a little kid, and I wasn’t able to do a lot of things that a lot of people could do, like gym class and things like that.” “When I was a kid, I really wanted to be an astronaut, and I found out that if you […]


Severe Asthma Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Hello. This is Dr. Stewart Levine from the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This presentation will discuss research aimed at developing new treatments for patients with severe asthma being conducted at the Bethesda, Maryland campus of the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. So please feel free to […]


Cholesterol Good and Bad
12
September

Cholesterol Good and Bad

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Cholesterol: It can be good. It can be bad. Here’s how cholesterol can be good: Cholesterol is found in all of our cells. Cells need it to keep their membranes just the right consistency. Our body also makes things with cholesterol, like steroid hormones, vitamin D, and bile. Here’s now cholesterol can be bad: Cholesterol […]


The Importance of Research for Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(light music) – Why is it important to talk about heart disease? Well, it is the leading cause of death in this country. We’ve had dramatic declines in death rates from heart disease over the last 50 years. However, these dramatic declines have slowed, and in fact, last year, the death rate from heart disease […]


Immunology Advance: Blocking Alarmins to Treat Long-Term Disease
31
August

Immunology Advance: Blocking Alarmins to Treat Long-Term Disease

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

My name is Kevin Vannella. I am a research fellow in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases. Our focus is on the immune response that gets turned on by tissue injuries caused by allergens that lead to asthma or by parasitic infections in the liver. There’s been a lot of recent interest in the signaling proteins […]


“I Did Not Come From A Scientific Background…” Says Kristen
28
August

“I Did Not Come From A Scientific Background…” Says Kristen

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I’m Kristen Kindrachuk, I’m a visiting fellow from Canada at the National Institute of Health in the National Institute of Allergy an Infectious Disease and I study fibrosis. So most people think of fibrosis as something that happens when they’ve got an injury, so in a joint they’ll get a build up of scar tissue […]


Living With and Managing Asthma
28
August

Living With and Managing Asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[ Music playing ] Asthma is a disease of the airways in the lungs. That is the tubes that carry air down deep into the lung. And what happens in asthma is the airways tighten, become smaller. When the airways become smaller, it’s harder to breathe. It’s hard to get air in and out of […]


What’s Ahead for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
22
August

What’s Ahead for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , /

(SFX MUSIC) Hello! My name is Jim Kiley and I am the director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Over the last few years and months, we’ve made great strides and COPD is receiving more and more attention. Recently, the COPD […]


How a Drug Becomes a Drug
22
August

How a Drug Becomes a Drug

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Drug research and development aims to prevent or treat disease. While the end result–a small pill or capsule–seems so simple, the process for developing a safe and effective new drug is anything but. Development can take as long as 20 years and cost more than one billion dollars. Like a relay race, drug development has […]


Military Children, Health, and Research: Dr. Judith Palfrey, Boston Children’s Hospital
22
August

Military Children, Health, and Research: Dr. Judith Palfrey, Boston Children’s Hospital

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

>>Dr. Judy Palfrey: I’m Dr. Judy Palfrey. I’m a pediatrician at the Boston Children’s Hospital. Well, the Boston Children’s Hospital has the mission to provide excellent health care for children and to be sure that we do our job until every child is well. So, for years, I have been working with children with special […]