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Aortic Awareness on CBS “The Talk”

Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010, by with Comments Off

Aortic health advocate, actress, and widow of the late John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, appeared on CBS’s “The Talk” to discuss her book, With Love and Laughter, John Ritter, and the importance of raising awareness of aortic disease. Watch the interview here:–amy-yasbeck-interview?tag=;thumb;18

Fifth gene causing aortic disease is discovered

Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2010, by with (1) Comment

Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D. and director of the John Ritter Research Program, and her team of researchers at UTHealth published the discovery of new gene that, when altered, causes aortic disease to run in families. This gene joins four other genes┬áthat Dr. Milewicz and her team discovered which can account for aortic disease in approximately 20% of families. (more…)




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