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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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It's about time

It's about time
Every year, National Diabetes Week raises awareness of diabetes and how it affects Australians. It’s about time we did a better job of detecting all types of diabetes. That’s why the HRI is conducting several research projects around detection, prevention and treatment, that are relevant to both diabetes and heart disease. 
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Dr Anna Waterhouse joins HRI as Group Leader

Dr Anna Waterhouse joins HRI as Group Leader

The HRI is pleased to welcome Dr Anna Waterhouse as Group Leader of the Cardiovascular Medical Devices Group and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Dr Waterhouse’s research focuses on how medical devices – such as artificial hearts, stents and bypass machines – interact with the body. Her aim is to understand the interactions of medical devices with patients’ blood, proteins and cells to develop more sophisticated and compatible materials. 

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A new generation of blood vessels?

A new generation of blood vessels?
The HRI’s Applied Materials Group is working to develop the next generation of bioactive materials – materials that can bond to living tissues.
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Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

HRI researcher is heralding hope for broken hearts with a cutting-edge tool that helps scientists fast-track exciting new therapies to mend damaged organs.

Richard Tan from the Heart Research Institute in Sydney has developed a glowing stem cell tracker model that could change the way the science community develops life-saving tissue therapies.

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