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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.
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A drop for research

A drop for research
On June 14 every year, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated globally to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-changing gifts of blood.
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Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep?

Most of us want it more, but so many of us just aren’t getting enough. So where do you sit on the sleep quality scale? Sleep is a fundamental biological requirement for human health. Specific sleep disorders have also been linked to a variety of health problems and chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and more.

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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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'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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