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April 2018

5 healthy carbohydrate-rich foods and how to include them

5 healthy carbohydrate-rich foods and how to include them
Carbohydrates are the primary energy source of the body and important for long-term health, but carbohydrate-rich foods can vary greatly in healthiness. To get you started, here are five healthy carbohydrate-rich foods and how to include them in your diet.
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Heart patch helps stem cells work magic

Heart patch helps stem cells work magic

The Heart Research Institute is behind the invention of an innovative bio-material patch that can be loaded with a patient’s stem cells to help breathe life into dead tissue following a stroke or heart attack, dramatically improving a patient’s chance of full recovery.

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Heart screen could protect hundreds from stroke

Heart screen could protect hundreds from stroke

Testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year, a collaboration between University of Auckland researchers and the Heart Research Institute in Sydney has found. The research reveals for the first time that Māori and Pacific people develop an irregular heartbeat – a key risk factor for stroke – a decade earlier than other New Zealanders.

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A sharing of minds

A sharing of minds

Breakthrough findings on the biological functions and translational importance of plasminogen activation and extracellular proteolysis – key molecules and chemical pathways in a vast number of biological processes – were presented at the recent Plasminogen Activation and Extracellular Proteolysis Gordon Research Seminar.

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