Illuminate 2017: Celebrating science and curiosity
The Heart Research Institute’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner, Illuminate, was recently held to celebrate and recognise some of our most up-and-coming scientists and showcase to our supporters some of the advances we are making in our mission to fight cardiovascular disease.
Gout drug mends broken hearts
A drug used to treat arthritis has been found to clear clogged arteries in heart attack survivors, world-first Australian research shows.
The life and death of platelets
At the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany, Professor Shaun Jackson presented his work on ‘Proinflammatory Function of Dying Platelets’.
HRI at the forefront of a global push for stroke screen
Older people should be routinely screened for an irregular heartbeat to prevent thousands of strokes worldwide each year, a top-level expert panel of health specialists has urged.
Glowing stem cells mend broken hearts
An HRI scientist is heralding hope for broken hearts with a cutting-edge tool that helps scientists fast-track exciting new therapies to mend damaged organs.
HRI awarded prestigious Ramaciotti grant
Dr Sanjay Patel, Group Leader at the Heart Research Institute, has been awarded a highly prestigious 2016 Ramaciotti Grant to pursue his work developing a cost-effective therapy to prevent heart attack and stroke.
Research leader recognised internationally for life-saving work
Dr Ben Freedman has been acknowledged at the Heart Rhythm Congress in the UK with an Award for Outstanding Individual who has contributed to Arrhythmia Services 2016.
Preventing stroke in outback communities
A smart phone app that can detect heart abnormalities in just 30 seconds is being trialled in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.