Science News (BCVS) 2013

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Science News from Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
2013 Scientific Sessions

Welcome to BCVS 2013!

The Basic Cardiovascular Scientific Sessions 2013 met this year in Las Vegas from July 22-25. This year’s science, highlighted in the videos below, emphasized the goal of improving our understanding of the mechanisms of basic cardiovascular regulation to support the development of new therapies and new insights into the causes of clinical cardiovascular disease.

Highlights of BCVS '13:Tissue Engineering and 3D Cultures, iPS Cells and Disease Modeling, and More

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Conference co-chairperson
Walter Koch, PhD, FAHA, Council Chair
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Burns C. Blaxall, PhD, FAHA, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Thomas L. Force, MD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, FACC, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Joshua M. Hare, MD, FAHA, University of Miami, Miami, FL

International Forum

Wolfram Zimmerman, PhD, FAHA
Heart Research Center Göttingen, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

One of the new features this year was an International Forum highlighting basic cardiovascular research from Europe, China and Japan. Dr. Zimmerman, who moderated a panel on new applications for micro RNA, speaks of the value of global knowledge sharing.

Burns C. Blaxall, PhD, of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, spoke with the three BCVS 2013 Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award Finalists:

Susmita Sahoo, PhD - Winner
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Promotion of revascularization and myocardial repair

Human CD34+ Cell-Derived Exosomes Target Endothelial Cells to Deliver MiR-126 Promoting Revascularization and Myocardial Repair
View Abstract
Jack Rubinstein, MD - Finalist
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Pathways to myocardial contractility and hypertrophy

Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 2 (TRPV2) contributes to myocardial contractility and hypertrophy via sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium handling
View Abstract
Suresh K. Verma, PhD - Finalist
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Improving heart function in pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis

IL-10-inhibits Pressure Overload-induced Homing, Proliferation And Differentiation Of Non-resident Fibroblast Progenitors And Improve Heart Function
View Abstract

Related Scientific Publications

In addition to sponsoring the BCVS Scientific Sessions, AHA publishes a wealth of science relevant to the basic science field in Circulation Research and AHA's other 11 Journals.

Basic Science Translational Science Regular Features in Circulation:

Statistics -- 2013 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update:
  1. CVD still takes the lives of more than 2,150 Americans each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds.
  2. An estimated 5.1 million Americans ≥20 years of age have HF. Projections show that by 2030, the prevalence of HF will increase 25% from 2013 estimates
  3. Based on 2007 to 2010 data, 33.0% of US adults ≥20 years of age have hypertension.

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