Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins
Up next in our scientific film fest is an original music video, straight from the Big Apple. Created by researchers at The Rockefeller University, this song-and-dance routine provides an entertaining—and informative—look at how blood clots form, their role in causing heart attacks, and what approaches are being tried to break up these clots.
Before (or after!) you hit “play,” it might help to take a few moments to review the scientists’ description of their efforts: the key to saving the lives of heart attack victims lies in the molecules that control how blood vessels become clogged. This molecular biomedicine music video explains how ischemic injury can be prevented shortly after heart attack symptoms begin: clot blocking. The science is the collaborative work of Dr. Barry Coller of Rockefeller, Dr. Craig Thomas and his colleagues at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), and Dr. Marta Filizola and her Mount Sinai colleagues.
Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology, The Rockefeller University
Filizola Laboratory, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Center for Clinical and Translational Science, The Rockefeller University
Clinical and Translational Science Awards (NCATS/NIH)
NIH support: Common Fund; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences