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Born from the stars

A powerful nanoparticle with GPS-style precision is poised to change the way medication is delivered to sick Australians.
“Be curious. Be determined." “Be curious. Be determined."

“Be curious. Be determined."

For Dr Miguel Santos, science has always been a path he knew he wanted to follow.
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One in every 3 strokes

is linked to atrial fibrillation

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HRI joins forces with 12RND Fitness Newtown

The Heart Research Institute is proud to join forces with 12RND Fitness Newtown to inspire the local community to look after their physical and heart health.
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Heart patch helps stem cells work magic

The Heart Research Institute is behind the invention of an innovative bio-material patch that can be loaded with a patient’s stem cells to help breathe life into dead tissue following a stroke or heart attack, dramatically improving a patient’s chance of full recovery.

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Heart screen could protect hundreds from stroke

Testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year, a collaboration between University of Auckland researchers and the Heart Research Institute in Sydney has found. The research reveals for the first time that Māori and Pacific people develop an irregular heartbeat – a key risk factor for stroke – a decade earlier than other New Zealanders.

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