Aging is a major factor in many cardiovascular diseases. The molecular factors that regulate age-related changes in cardiac physiology and contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk in the elderly are not fully understood. A study recently published in Nature suggests a specific role for microRNAs (miRNAs) in regulating cardiac aging and function, challenging the concept that aging is an inevitable process in the heart.

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Rich Lee seeks to understand heart failure and metabolic diseases that accompany human aging, and translate that understanding into therapies. Lee is an active clinician, regularly treating patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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