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15 May 2024

Globally, cardiovascular diseases due to atherosclerosis – the build-up of plaque in arteries – are the leading cause of death. A new Danish-Spanish research collaboration aims to develop methods to detect atherosclerosis at earlier ages and encourage prevention. Denmark’s Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted up to EUR 23 million to cover the first 2.5 years of the REACT initiative. The initiative is expected to run for 8 years in total


De izquierda a derecha: Immunofluorescencia en sección de corazón de pez cebra tras criolesion mostrando células proliferativas (blanco), cardiomiocitos (rojo) núcleos celulares (azul). Imagen de Microscopia electrónica mostrando mitocondrias. Gel Blue Native mostrando bandas correspondientes a supercomplejos formados por CIII (rojo) y CIV (verde).
Research
6 May 2024

Scientists at the CNIC, CIBER, and University of Berne identify the fundamental role of a family of proteins in an essential process for cellular energy production

María Jesús Andrés, Carla Espinós (detrás), Rosa M Nevado (delante, al lado de MJA), Miguel de la Fuente, Rosa Carmona, Ana Barettino, Vicente Andrés, Pilar Gonzalo e Ignacio Benedicto.
Research
19 Apr 2024

The elimination of progerin from vascular smooth muscle cells, but not from endothelial cells, prevents the atherosclerosis associated with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS)

RM cardiaca de un paciente con miocardiopatía dilatada (izquierda) y de un individuo sin cardiopatía (derecha). En el paciente con miocardiopatía dilatada el tamaño del corazón esta incrementado y su capacidad de bombeo está disminuida.
Research
19 Apr 2024

The results, published in JACC, suggest that these factors could be used to predict the risk of developing dilated cardiomyopathy and adapt strategies for patient care and disease detection in genetic carriers of the disease

María Linarejos Vera, Gema Mondéjar, Amaia Talavera, Patricia Sánchez, Álvaro Macías, Juan Manuel Ruiz, Francisco M. Cruz, Fernando Martínez de Benito, Juan Antonio Bernal y José Jalife
Research
11 Apr 2024

CNIC researchers, led by Dr. José Jalife, have made a key discovery about cardiac arrhythmias in Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS)

El Dr. Valentín Fuster con la Dra. Guiomar Mendieta
About the CNIC
10 Apr 2024

Guiomar Mendieta has been awarded the 2023 William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award for a paper published in JACC that is considered to an outstanding contribution in the field of atherosclerosis

 Rodrigo Fernández Jiménez ha sido galardonado con el Premio Nacional de Investigación para Jóvenes ‘Gabriella Morreale’
About the CNIC
15 Mar 2024

The award honours the quality and relevance of his research work in preventive medicine and on current challenges in the field of cardiology


About the CNIC
9 Feb 2024

The National Center for Cardiovascular Research Carlos III (CNIC) is excited to announce the upcoming edition of the CNIC Conferences

Carlos Torroja, Jacob F. Bentzon, Paula Nogales, Laura Carramolino, Vanessa Cumbicus, Daniel Morales, Ana Dopazo, Verónica Labrador y Alberto Benguria
Research
1 Feb 2024

A study published in Nature Cardiovascular Research reveals smooth muscle-derived cells as a new target for reducing the size of atherosclerotic plaque. The results open up new avenues for the design of treatments to enhance the beneficial effect of cholesterol-lowering drugs


Catarina Tristão Pereira, Enrique Lara Pezzi, Raquel Toribio Fernández, Borja Ibáñez, Valentín Fuster, Sergio Callejas, Marta Cortés Canteli, Ana Dopazo, Pilar Martín, Inés García Lunar e Irene Fernández Nueda.
Research
23 Jan 2024

The most potent genetic risk factor for Alzheimer disease, APOE4, is associated with an elevated risk of developing subclinical atherosclerosis in middle age, whereas the Alzheimer-protective variant of the same gene, APOE2, protects against subclinical atherosclerosis