Framingham in the Spotlight

2016
03/01/16 Four Boston University Framingham Heart Study professors named among world's most influential minds in the field of Clinical Medicine. All are also associated with the Boston University School of Public Health
Eight researchers from Boston University, five of them with School of Public Health appointments, are among "the world's most influential scientific minds," according to the 2015 Thomson Reuters list of most-cited researchers. Read more
2014
11/17/14 First Researchers Announced for Groundbreaking Cvgps Project
The first funded researchers in the groundbreaking Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study were announced during Scientific Sessions on Sunday in Chicago. The Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study, also known as CVGPS, is designed to speed up the discovery of more personalized treatments and prevention for cardiovascular diseases and stroke — the leading causes of death in the world. CVGPS does this by enabling researchers for the first time to simultaneously access massive volumes of deeper-level data from multiple studies, including the famed Framingham Heart Study and Jackson Heart Study. Read more at the American Heart Association's website.
07/16/14 We're Genetically Linked to Our Friends
"Using data from the Framingham Heart Study, the researchers were able to conduct what they say is the first genome-wide analysis correlating genotypes between friends." Read more at CNN's website.
07/15/14 Study: U.S. Alzheimer's Rate Seems to be Dropping
"The federally funded Framingham study tracked new dementia cases among several thousand people 60 and older in five-year periods starting in 1978, 1989, 1996 and 2006. Compared with the first period, new cases were 22 percent lower in the second one, 38 percent lower in the third and 44 percent lower in the fourth one." Read more in the Seattle Times.
03/27/14 Google's Scientific Approach to Work-Life Balance (and Much More)
"Inspired by the Framingham research, our People Innovation Lab developed gDNA, Google's first major long-term study aimed at understanding work." Read more at Harvard Business Review's website.