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

With the increasing frequency of obesity and diabetes, especially in Georgia, cardiovascular disease is reaching epidemic proportions.  The Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University knows the demand is high for new and better treatments. Our internationally recognized team of research experts have one goal - to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of disease so that we all may live longer, healthier lives.

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Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele, in a white lab coat, leans next to a counter in his lab

Obesity, high-salt diet pose different cardiovascular risks in females, males

Younger and younger women are getting cardiovascular disease. Why? Their salt sensitivity and obesity have caused them to lose the natural protection youth and estrogen provide, MCG scientists say.

Drs. David Step (on left) and Jennifer Sullivan stand in hallway in white lab coats

NIH training grant enhances opportunities for biomedical graduate students

Augusta University has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help support the graduate education of future scientists whose focus is cardiometabolic diseases  — like hypertension and diabetes — which disproportionally affect minorities.

Woman with microscope

Researchers at Vascular Biology Center encourage more women to explore science careers

“A curious nature can either get you into trouble or annoy those around you. The trick is to find those along the way who encourage your inquisitiveness and foster an environment to fulfill the desire to know more."

Drs. Xiaochun Long (on left) and Joseph Miano stand in their lab together

Prime editing enables precise gene editing without collateral damage

New gene editing technology, prime editing, snips only a single strand of the double-stranded DNA. CRISPR makes double-strand cuts, which can be lethal to cells, and produces unintended edits at both the work site as well as randomly across the genome

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