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2011-01-24 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded $13.3 million to explore the potential benefits of heart devices for the large and growing group of Americans with heart failure. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and HeartWare (Nasdaq: HTWR), a maker of left ventricular assist devices, are sponsoring the study of earlier access to these devices that support the circulation of...

2011-01-20 00:00:48

Strap on Your Most Shocking Scarlet Skyscraper Pumps, Platforms and Sandals to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease and Benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Town Center at Boca Raton is inviting the public to kick up its hottest, highest designer red heels in celebration of the arrival of the Red Stiletto Strut and South Florida debut of The Heart Truth® Red Dress Tour on February 25 from 6:30 "“ 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the event that...

2011-01-18 11:22:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today that it is joining with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote American Heart Month in February and to celebrate National Wear Red Day® on February 4, 2011. On National Wear Red Day®, the first Friday of each February, Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women's heart disease...

2011-01-12 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced today that it has been awarded two preclinical services contracts totaling $17.4 million by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of Health. SRI researchers will support NHLBI's Science Moving TowArds Research Translation and Therapy (SMARTT) Program to provide resources that assist translation to the...

2010-09-24 10:39:00

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular morning talk show LIVE! with Regis and Kelly hosted the 2010 edition of the show's High Heel-a-thon, Wednesday morning in New York's Central Park. Proceeds from the 150-yard dash for charity will benefit the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) in support of The Heart Truth®, a national awareness campaign for women's heart health education and research. The Heart Truth® is a national...

2010-09-22 16:37:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On today's "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly," 26-year-old Ida Bernstein of Cockeysville, MD ran away with the win during LIVE's 2010 High Heel-a-thon in Central Park. The Maryland grad student finished the 150-yard sprint in a remarkable 19.12 seconds, setting a new course record and winning the grand prize of an All-New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, plus a special surprise $10,000 check. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100922/LA69949) (Photo:...

2010-08-05 14:39:41

Scanning the genomes of more than 100,000 people from all over the world, scientists report the largest set of genes discovered underlying high cholesterol and high triglycerides "” the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, the nation's number one killer. Taken together, the gene variants explain between a quarter and a third of the inherited portions of cholesterol and triglyceride measured in the blood. The research, representing scientists from 17 countries, appears in two...

2010-08-05 00:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced it has entered into an agreement with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, and Boston University (BU) to develop methods to measure several potential biomarkers of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) using plasma samples from the NHLBI's Framingham Heart Study (FHS), one of the most prestigious clinical studies in...

2010-06-25 15:55:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, announced June 21st that it will fund nine research grants to improve the safety of red blood cell transfusions. Wake Forest University Professor of Physics Daniel Kim-Shapiro and a collaborator at the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded a $2.8 million, four-year grant to study why the quality of stored blood degrades over time and to...

2010-06-04 14:17:05

Experimental Approach Seems no Better Than Standard Treatment The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has stopped a clinical trial evaluating a new approach to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke in children with sickle cell anemia and iron overload because of evidence that the new treatment was unlikely to prove better than the existing treatment. The 26-site trial, Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea, or SWiTCH, studied 133 participants between the ages of 5 and...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin