August 2009

Optimism is good for your heart?


Photo: Lamis Eli, Sarah Kiesewetter

A study was recently published online in the journal Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, showing that optimistic women are less likely to suffer from, or die of, heart disease. The study is actually really fascinating (the article abstract and the downloadable entire article can be found here.)

I think this particular study highlights some important points:

What’s with the dancing X chromosomes?

Trademarked logoHave you noticed the Institute for Women’s Health Research logo?

Our logo features two “dancing” X-chromosomes shaded in spring green – representing fresh approaches to conducting research, and purple to show our commitment to creating interdisciplinary research teams in search of breakthrough sex- and gender-specific research at NU, whose official color is purple.