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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - New Zealand's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

“Heart research saves lives and I’m living proof"

At age 27 Karlie had no idea her life was hanging by a thread until the day agony struck out of the blue. Watching a movie at home, “I started feeling a strong pain in my chest and both my wrists,” she remembers. 
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Scientists awarded at international conference

Scientists awarded at international conference

A number of the Inflammation and Free Radical Group members have travelled to Boston to present their recent, unpublished data at a conference, with two scientists presented with awards and two selected to give additional oral presentations.

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Blood pressure lowering will help Kiwis live longer

Two new studies - one from the USA and one Australian - have indicated that tighter control of high blood pressure could help decrease the incidence of stroke and other illnesses, potentially benefitting millions of New Zealanders. 
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Rugby Stars’ Hearts Shed Light on Tackle Risks

A recent study found many professional footballers have substantially enlarged aortas, which puts them at greater risk of rupture.
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A young Kiwi scientist committed to finding solutions to NZ’s number one killer

A young Kiwi scientist committed to finding solutions to NZ’s number one killer

Cassidy Moeke is originally from Wellington, where he studied Biomedical Science at Victoria University. In 2013 he arrived in Sydney and found himself at the Heart Research Institute. 

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