Three Bentonville High School students work with UA professor on heart research

Goal is finding genes to detect heart failure before it hits

Aditya Sohaney (from left), Saivarunteja Elagandula and Sarthak Chaturvedi, students from Bentonville High School, create and discuss diagrams Wednesday at Ignite Professional Studies in Bentonville. The students have been working with University of Arkansas Health Sciences instructor Wendy Broughton on a study to find biomarkers and better identify certain heart problems. Visit for today's photo gallery. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)

BENTONVILLE -- Three Bentonville High School students are doing research to find genes they hope can lead to early detection before heart failure strikes.

Seniors Sarthak Chaturvedi, Saivarunteja Elagandula and Aditya Sohaney are working on the project under the guidance of the University of Arkansas' William Richardson.