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American Heart Association Research Milestones – 2000s
2000s Research Milestones
2003: Dr. Peter Agre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of aquaporins, proteins that govern the movement of water in and out of cells. Dr. Agre received American Heart Association Established Investigator funding from 1987-92...
American Heart Association Research Milestones – 1990s
1990s Research Milestones
1990: Dr. John Clements, an AHA Career Investigator since 1964, receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for an artificial surfactant called Exosurf Neonatal, which counteracts Respiratory Distress Syndrome, a common cause of death for premature infants...
American Heart Association Research Milestones – 1980s
1980s Research Milestones
1985: Drs. Joseph Goldstein and Michael Brown, sponsored by the AHA in 1972, 1973 and 1975, are awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the role of low-density lipoprotein receptors in controlling blood cholesterol levels...
American Heart Association Research Milestones – 1960’s
1960s Research Milestones
1960: Dr. William Chardack reports surgery for a completely implanted pacemaker. He is funded by the Erie County Division of the New York State Affiliate.
Dr. Albert Starr performs the first long-term successful mitral valve replacement with a caged ball valve, ushering in a …

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