Research Lab Results for cholesterol
Espenshade LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Peter Espenshade, Ph.D.
The Espenshade Lab uses a multi-organismal and multidisciplinary approach to understand how euk...aryotic cells measure insoluble lipids and dissolved gases. We have chosen cholesterol and oxygen as our model molecules, based on their essential roles in cell function and the importance of their proper homeostasis for human health. view moreResearch Areas: cell biology, oxygen, eukaryotic cells, cholesterol
Obesity Hypertension Clinic: Reversing the Negative Cardiovascular Effects of Weight (ReNEW)Lab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Tammy Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
Hypertension in children is a major cause of disease, including early onset heart disease. Up t...o 25% of children who are overweight or obese have hypertension (high blood pressure), and children with obesity are at greater risk for having other cardiovascular disease risk factors such as high cholesterol and diabetes. The ReNEW Clinic at The Johns Hopkins University provides an innovative multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of obesity-related hypertension to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. This clinic is designed for children with elevated blood pressure (prehypertension and hypertension) and a BMI at or above the 85th percentile. Many children in this clinic are enrolled in a longitudinal registry to help researchers learn how to better care for children with multiple risk factors for heart disease.Research Areas: obesity, hypertension, pediatric cardiology
Read more about the ReNEW clinic: Childhood Obesity: A Focus on Hypertensionview more