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Peering into the hearts of three generations of Americans

2022-08-17T15:47:31.286Z

WHEN RESEARCH TAKES ITS TIME (3/5) - Since 1948, monitoring thousands of volunteers in New England has led to major discoveries in cardiology.



Dazzling, science?

Not always.

If it can be slow, laborious and repetitive, it is often at this price that it provides answers.

Some experiences can even last for decades.

Stories of some of these challenges to time.

Notary, executioner… In the past, certain trades were passed down from generation to generation.

In Framingham, Massachusetts, some residents inherit… a right to volunteer for medical research.

This city located about fifteen kilometers from Boston has the particularity of sheltering a unique cohort in the world.

What characterizes it?

Its longevity: three generations have successively been integrated into it, allowing scientists to make major discoveries in cardiology.

Initially, 5209 individuals, men and women aged 30 to 62, who, from 1948, agreed to give their time and to be medically monitored by researchers in order to improve knowledge of cardiovascular diseases.

Most of these “pioneers”…

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Source: lefigaro

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