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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - Australia's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

Meet the team: Zohra Kakall

Meet the team: Zohra Kakall

PhD student Zohra Kakall has always been fascinated by whole body physiology and the integration between the brain and other bodily systems. This fascination drew her to the HRI High Blood Pressure Group - which focuses on the way that brain networks control airways, breathing and blood pressure - and led her on a research trip across Europe.

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International Day of the World's Indigenous People

International Day of the World's Indigenous People
On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we draw attention to the health disparity that still exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians.
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What do baking and science have in common?

What do baking and science have in common?
As a research scientist, Subha Nasir Ahmad enjoys the methodological approach of conducting a study, asking questions and then working to discover the answer. “Baking can be like that as well. It requires a bit of methodology and experimentation to get your cake to rise perfectly.” Subha’s most unique cake is inspired by the Brainbow neuroimaging technique. 
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Aussie students experiencing the best of research

Aussie students experiencing the best of research
Talented undergraduates from around Australia share about their experiences at the HRI.
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Could too much sitting be bad for our brains?

Could too much sitting be bad for our brains?
The brain is a glucose hungry organ. It weighs about 2% of body mass but demands about 20% of our resting energy requirements, which is mostly in the form of glucose, the primary brain fuel. If this energy supply is disrupted it can impair and even damage brain cells. Therefore, the availability of glucose to brain cells may have implications for brain health.
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