Science News: HBPR 2013: Friday

Updated:Dec 12,2014
HBPR 2013 SciNews Masthead

Friday, September 13, 2013

The High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013 is one of the most important medical meetings on high blood pressure in the world. It includes pre-conference meetings, workshops, lectures on cutting edge research, awards for excellence for late and early career investigators, and oral and poster presentations selected from submissions by clinical and basic researchers from over 20 countries. View program.

SCIENCE NEWS coverage includes video interviews with council and program chairs, awards finalists and winners, and keynote lecturers as well as selected science and statistics related to the topics presented each day of the meeting.

Friday’s SCIENCE NEWS coverage includes video interviews with a number of award winning investigators who will discuss the significance of their work for clinical practice and patient care.

Donald Seldin Award Lecturer David Ellison with Pablo Ortiz and Moshe Levi
HBPR Council of Australia Young Investigator Award Winner
Kyungjoon Lim: “The Contribution of Leptin and Insulin to Activation of Sympathetic Nervous System During High Fat Diet”

Harry Goldblatt New Investigator Award Finalists
Winner—Richard D. Wainford, PhD:
“PVN Gαl2 Subunit Proteins: The Key to a Salt-resistant Phenotype?”
Justin Grobe, PhD:
“Angiotensin AT1A Receptors on Leptin Receptor-Expressing Cells Are Required for the Blood Pressure and Metabolic Rate Effects of Leptin”
Frederique B. Yiannikouris, PhD:
“Deficiency of Angiotensinogen in Liver Markedly Reduces Blood Pressure in Lean and Obese Male C57bl6 Mice”

Related Science
From the AHA Journal Hypertension
Related Statistics
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2013 Update
Circulation. 2013;127:21-23, published online before print December 13 2012, doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.155911

  • In 2008, the prevalence of end-stage renal disease was almost 548,000 with over 112,000 new cases being reported.
  • The USRDS estimates that by 2020, more than 700,000 Americans will have end-stage renal disease.
  • Nearly 26 million people (13%) in the United States have chronic kidney disease, and most are undiagnosed. Another 20 million are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease.

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