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HRI welcomes Dr Ashish Misra as Unit Leader

HRI welcomes Dr Ashish Misra as Unit Leader

The Heart Research Institute welcomes Dr Ashish Misra as Unit Leader of the Atherosclerosis and Vascular Remodelling Group.

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Crystal ball molecule predicts diabetes before it strikes

Crystal ball molecule predicts diabetes before it strikes

HRI researchers have developed a simple test to predict diabetes more than a decade before it strikes, a breakthrough that could help ease the impending diabetes epidemic. The team has uncovered an important molecule found in liver fat that can identify who is most at risk of developing diabetes and other cardio-metabolic disorders like liver disease.  

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Kiwi students shine at HRI

Kiwi students shine at HRI

In December 2016, HRI welcomed eight talented researchers from New Zealand to take part in a summer scholarship at the HRI. Launched in Summer 2016, the 8-week scholarship provides high-achieving and promising Kiwi students the opportunity to work on a medical research project directly related to cardiovascular disease, expand on their skills and knowledge and be mentored in a world-class research institute. 

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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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Research leader recognised internationally for life-saving work

Research leader recognised internationally for life-saving work

Dr Ben Freedman has been acknowledged at the Heart Rhythm Congress in the UK with an Award for Outstanding Individual who has contributed to Arrhythmia Services 2016. The award comes in recognition of his global push to introduce screening for the common heart condition, atrial fibrillation (AF), which triggers catastrophic strokes, as well as in recognition of his research and publications on AF screening. 

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