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Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes...

All are on the rise in the United States and, with the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes, have been described as an epidemic. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Georgia and the nation? This affects us all. People either have heart disease, will get heart disease, or know someone who has heart disease.

The demand is high for a greater understanding of how cardiovascular disease develops and for new and better treatments. This is the mission of the Vascular Biology Center. We have brought together an internationally recognized team of experts determined to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our field is developing rapidly, our science is critical, not only for the health of our country, but the rest of the world.

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VBC News

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Six faculty members honored at Augusta University Research Institute Awards

Six members of Augusta University’s faculty were recognized at the 2019 Augusta University Research Institute Awards on Friday, Oct. 18.  

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Glucose wears down circadian clocks in obesity, may drive cardiovascular risk

High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the 24-hour day and drive the risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists say.

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Why young females with obesity are at early risk for cardiovascular disease

In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report.

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Tiny RNA provides big protection after a heart attack

Heart muscle can continue to die even after restoring blood following a heart attack, and scientists have new evidence that one way to help it live is by boosting levels of a tiny RNA that helped the heart form.