Thursday's Science News for HBPR 2014

September 9–12, 2014 | San Francisco, Calif.

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.

Harry Goldblatt Award Finalists

Naima Covassin

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Experimental Modest Weight Gain Increases 24-h Blood Pressure in Lean Healthy Subjects: Implications of Increased Visceral Fat
Presentation Slides (PDF)  |  Abstract
Ravi Nistala
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO
Dpp4 Inhibition Substantially Reverses Ang II-mediated Inflammation and Kidney Injury Independent of BP Reduction
Presentation Slides (PDF)  |  Abstract
Yang Zhang
Virginia Commonwealth
University, Richmond, VA
Novel Role of Nlrp3 Inflammasome Activation beyond Canonical Inflammation: Coronary Endothelial Injury and Repair
Presentation Slides (PDF)  |  Abstract

Award Lectures

Seldin Award Lecture honoree:
Alicia A. McDonough, PhD
Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA
The Seldin Award Lecture was established in 2006 to enhance the awareness of the rising epidemic of cardiovascular disease and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. The title of Dr. McDonough's lecture was Intrarenal Mechanisms Controlling Potassium and Blood Pressure Homeostasis
Harriet Dustan Award Lecture honoree:
Lilach O. Lerman, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
The Harriet Dustan Award recognizes female investigators who have made outstanding contributions in the field of hypertension. The title of Dr. Lerman's lecture was Protecting the Post-Stenotic Kidney

Arthur C. Corcoran Memorial Lecture

Raymond Townsend, MD interviews Arthur C. Corcoran Memorial Lecture honoree Sadayoshi Ito, MD, PhD of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

Robert M. Carey and Sadayoshi Ito

Robert M. Carey, MD, FAHA, presented an award to Dr. Ito.

The Corcoran Lecture is presented annually at the AHA High Blood Pressure Scientific Sessions by a distinguished honoree from the field of hypertension.

Dr. Ito's lecture was titled: Demonstration of the mechanism of glomerular hemodynamics and strain vessel theory for cardio-renal association

Other Science

  • High Fructose Intake Increases Phosphorylation and Trafficking of the Na/K/2Cl Cotransporter (NKCC22) in Rat Thick Ascending Limbs
    Gustavo R. Ares | Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
    Presentation Slides (PDF) | Abstract
  • Mutations In Pde3a Explain Mendelian Hypertension With Brachydactyly
    Friedrich C. Luft | The Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
  • Toll-like Receptor 2 Signaling Contributes to Cerebrovascular Dysfunction and Decreased Cerebral Blood Flow in Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes
    Trevor Hardigan | Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
    Presentation Slides (PDF) | Abstract