CRL researchers identify hidden cardiovascular disease in an historic population by looking at rib notching

Over the summer, three medical students from Howard University College of Medicine, Shihyun Kim, Kesley Green and, our own, Nicholas Guthrie, embarked on a new project on the Cobb Collection aimed at identifying hidden hypertension in this unique collection. Their project began as an investigation of rib notching as an indicator for hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. As the project progressed, they found that the rib notching also showed some correlation with heart disease in the Cobb Collection individuals. These preliminary findings were presented on a research poster at an internal session at the Howard University College of Medicine in the last week of May, and the trio plans to continue the project over the school year with additional support from CRL researchers.****

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