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HRI researchers mentor talented students from New Zealand

HRI researchers mentor talented students from New Zealand

HRI has welcomed eight talented researchers from New Zealand to take part in a summer scholarship at the HRI. Launched in December 2016, the 8-week scholarship provided high-achieving and promising Kiwi students the opportunity to work on a medical research project directly related to cardiovascular disease, expand on their skills and knowledge and be mentored in a world-class research institute. 

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Aussies pioneer new approach to mend broken hearts

Aussies pioneer new approach to mend broken hearts

A printer that builds beating 3D hearts in a laboratory could soon be saving the lives of heart attack patients if a pioneering Australian trial proves successful. The Heart Research Institute has bought a 3D bio-printer to engineer human heart tissue that can be stuck directly to a damaged organ following an attack. 

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HRI takes home top award at annual scientific meeting

HRI takes home top award at annual scientific meeting

Dr Siân Cartland, from HRI's Vascular Complications Group, has been awarded the AVBS Young Investigator/Early Career Researcher (ECR) Best Oral Presentation at the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting in Hobart. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Vascular Biology Society (AVBS) was held as a joint meeting with the Australian Atherosclerosis Society (AAS) and High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA) from 7-10 December 2016.

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HRI awarded prestigious Ramaciotti grant

HRI awarded prestigious Ramaciotti grant

Dr Sanjay Patel, Group Leader at the Heart Research Institute, has been awarded a highly prestigious Ramaciotti Grant to pursue his work developing a cost-effective therapy to prevent heart attack and stroke.

The five Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants of $150,000 are awarded to autonomous early career scientists to support health or medical research with a potential path to clinical application within five years.

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Prof David Celermajer: “Science is our only hope to save the planet”

Prof David Celermajer: “Science is our only hope to save the planet”
Professor David Celermajer, Clinical Director at the Heart Research Institute and world debating champion, delivers the Keynote Address at Illuminate 2016. 
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