LSU Health Shreveport researchers recently presented preliminary findings at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions that use of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine causes build-up of tough protein fibers in heart muscle, which may help explain the development of enlarged hearts and heart failure in users.
Zaki Al Yafeai, Dr. Celeste Wu, Dr. Shafiul Alam and Alexandre Do Couto E Silva were recognized as American Heart Association Fellowship recipients.
Christopher Pattillo, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, has received a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH for his five-year project, “Cellular Reductive State Regulates Arteriogenesis.”
A paper authored by many researchers at LSU Health Shreveport on the prevention and treatment of stroke was recently published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.
Gaganpreet Kaur and Mansoureh Barzega have been awarded Malcolm-Feist Pre-Doctoral Fellowships by the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences.
Zaki Al-Yafeai, Physiology graduate student, was recently awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship Award.
Mansoureh Barzegar received the Inaugural William Halpern travel award from Microcirculatory Society which was given to the top scored applicant.
The LSU Health Shreveport Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology and Aphios Corporation have obtained United States Patent No. 9,994,585 entitled “Transplantation Therapies,” for marine pharmaceutical ‘Bryostatin-1,’ which will be used as an additive to organ transport and storage solutions.