Researcher uncovers clues to high blood pressure among African Americans

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African Americans develop high blood pressure more often than white Americans. Michael Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Temple, is taking a different approach to the problem. He is studying the cells that line the walls of blood vessels. "What we are trying to do, and this is the very first step, is go down to the cell and try to understand some molecular events that are happening that may set up the conditions for hypertension in African Americans," Brown said.