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Australian scientists pursue implant ‘Holy Grail’

Australian scientists pursue implant ‘Holy Grail’

In a world-first discovery, scientists at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney have developed a high-tech coating that regulates the body’s often severe immune response to synthetic implants. This brings us one step closer to an exciting future where the human body does not reject lifesaving coronary bypass implants. 

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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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Meet the team: Dr Melissa Farnham

Meet the team: Dr Melissa Farnham

Born and raised in Nevada, USA, Dr Melissa Farnham originally had no interest in research. Now Unit Leader of the High Blood Pressure Group at HRI, and balancing the challenges of family and work, she couldn’t imagine any other career path.

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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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Want to help heart research? Donate blood

Want to help heart research? Donate blood

Our Thrombosis Group is conducting groundbreaking research to discover new ways to prevent heart attack and stroke, with the focus on blood clots. But to continue this vital work, we need your help.

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