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Nano ‘junk’ could save lives

Nano ‘junk’ could save lives

We have developed a simple, cheap and efficient way to collect nanoparticles that can be used in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.

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HRI scientists pursue implant ‘Holy Grail’

HRI scientists pursue implant ‘Holy Grail’

In a world-first discovery, scientists at the Heart Research Institute have developed a high-tech coating that regulates the body’s often severe immune response to synthetic implants. This brings us one step closer to an exciting future where the human body does not reject lifesaving coronary bypass implants. 

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Dr Steven Wise wins prestigious NHMRC award

Dr Steven Wise wins prestigious NHMRC award

Dr Steven Wise has been presented the prestigious NHMRC Marshall and Warren Award, for the best highly innovative and potentially transformative grant from among all the applications nominated for this award in the 2018 NHMRC Project Grants.

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Meet our Illuminate Award winners

Meet our Illuminate Award winners

The HRI's annual Illuminate event recognises the achievements of some of our best and brightest early career researchers. Meet this year's award winners.

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A celebration of science: Illuminate

A celebration of science: Illuminate

This year, the Heart Research Institute’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner, Illuminate, celebrated and recognised some of our most up-and-coming scientists, as well as the contributions of women to medical research.

Held at the The Women’s College, The University of Sydney, the event was attended by distinguished guests and supporters from the scientific community, including The Hon Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research.

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