Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

A young Australian scientist is heralding hope for broken hearts with a cutting-edge tool
"To be part of something that can help solve people's problems… I jumped at the opportunity” "To be part of something that can help solve people's problems… I jumped at the opportunity”

"To be part of something that can help solve people's problems… I jumped at the opportunity”

- Bridget, University of Auckland
“Science is our only hope to save the planet” “Science is our only hope to save the planet”

“Science is our only hope to save the planet”

Professor David Celermajer's keynote address challenges how we think about medical research.

Donating to heart research helps give back time

Prevention

Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease. 

Detection

One in 20 New Zealanders have been diagnosed with heart disease. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 

Treatment

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 

Did you know?
Heart Disease is the number one killer of New Zealand women. 1
65% of New Zealanders are overweight or obese. 2
Almost half of New Zealanders are not doing the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity per day.3

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The Heart Research Institute (NZ) is a registered charity in New Zealand and funds vital research into the World’s Number 1 killer - Cardiovascular disease. Donations to The Heart Research Institute (NZ) do not go towards the NZ Heart Foundation.

Sources: 
1 World Health Organisation (2013) Women’s health fact sheet N334: World Health Organisation.
2, 3 NZ Health Survey: Annual update 2013-2014, Ministry of Health.