JACKSON, Miss. – Heart studies in Massachusetts and Mississippi are teaming up to better understand why people respond differently to treatments for cardiovascular disease.
Researchers want to tailor heart-disease treatment for individuals. The $30 million study will be funded by the American Heart Association over the next five years.
The effort, still in the framework stages, would link the Framingham heart study in Massachusetts with the Jackson heart study in Mississippi.
“There are new opportunities to dig deeper and broader in the science to understand the causes of heart disease and stroke,” said University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, who founded the Jackson study of more than 5,000 African-Americans. It was meant to supplement the 65-year-old Framingham study, which had a low proportion of black participants. Read the entire story.