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Prof David Celermajer: “Science is our only hope to save the planet”

Prof David Celermajer: “Science is our only hope to save the planet”
Professor David Celermajer, Clinical Director at the Heart Research Institute and world debating champion, delivers the Keynote Address at Illuminate 2016. 
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'Good Cholesterol' helps people with diabetes heal

'Good Cholesterol' helps people with diabetes heal

Good cholesterol could help protect diabetics from heart disease complications and limb amputations that impact the lives of thousands each year. “Diabetics have reduced ability to form new blood vessels, putting them at risk of life threatening vascular complications, so to be able to find a potential solution to this problem is very exciting,” says HRI researcher Dr Christina Bursill.

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International Women's Day: Supporting Women in Research

International Women's Day: Supporting Women in Research
Dr Christina Bursill has been awarded the HRI’s inaugural Career Re-Start Grant, to support female researchers. The grant, was launched in November last year, giving researchers who were pregnant, on maternity leave, or had returned in the last two years to the HRI the chance to apply for a $60,000 grant.
 
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Meet our Researchers: Dr Christina Bursill, Immunobiology Group Leader

A passionate and inspired scientist, Dr Christina Bursill has led the Immunobiology Group since its formation in 2013. 

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Laura Vanags wins the Macquarie Bank Young Achiever Award

Laura Vanags, researcher with the Immunobiology Group, has been awarded the Macquarie Bank Young Achiever Award for her game-changing work that has the potential to dramatically improve coronary artery stents.
 
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