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HRI welcomes Dr Ashish Misra as Unit Leader

HRI welcomes Dr Ashish Misra as Unit Leader

The Heart Research Institute welcomes Dr Ashish Misra as Unit Leader of the Atherosclerosis and Vascular Remodelling Group.

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Protecting the most at-risk from diabetes

Protecting the most at-risk from diabetes
Diabetes is one of the major risk factors for heart disease – in fact, people living with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease as those without. In Australia, one person develops diabetes every five minutes, and Aboriginal Australians suffer disproportionately from it. So what are we doing about it?
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Mechanobiology Down Under

Mechanobiology Down Under

HRI scientists attended and presented at the inaugural Mechanobiology Down Under meeting, which was recently held at the Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club in Sydney on 3–4 May 2018. 

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Heart screen could protect hundreds from stroke

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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A sharing of minds

A sharing of minds

Breakthrough findings on the biological functions and translational importance of plasminogen activation and extracellular proteolysis – key molecules and chemical pathways in a vast number of biological processes – were presented at the recent Plasminogen Activation and Extracellular Proteolysis Gordon Research Seminar.

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