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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.

Professor Annemarie Hennessy AM named Distinguished Professor

Professor Annemarie Hennessy AM named Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Professor Annemarie Hennessy AM, recently named Distinguished Professor by Western Sydney University.

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How to adopt healthier habits

How to adopt healthier habits

Deciding to take your heart health into your own hands by making some healthier behaviour changes is the first step. But how long do you need to keep up with these changes before they become habit?

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Celebrating 30 Years of Discovery

Celebrating 30 Years of Discovery

In March 2019, HRI celebrated 30 years since it opened its doors.

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How to make a nourish plate

How to make a nourish plate
There are regularly times during the course of my week, when I get home from a long day of work and find myself with the conundrum of having to find something to eat. What I’ve found works a treat on these days is creating a nourish plate. This is simply a plate of whole foods, as many as I can muster up from my fridge and pantry, presented as a smorgasbord of variety!
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HRI researchers discover how biomechanical thrombus growth is mediated

HRI researchers discover how biomechanical thrombus growth is mediated

Following injuries like a nick or cut, platelets that utilise the binding and signaling functions of an integrin called glycoprotein IIb/IIIa, or αIIbβ3, swarm the wound and clump together, forming a ‘plug’ or clot to stop blood loss. This first stage of wound healing is called hemostasis. However, this clumping of platelets can also cause deadly blood clots – thrombosis – which can lead to cardiovascular disorders such as heart attack or stroke.

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