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Heart patch helps stem cells

Breathe life into dead tissue following a stroke or heart attack
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Meet the team: Gemma Little

Some of the best research comes from the sharing of ideas, skills and experiences. Between scientists, between facilities – and between countries.
“Science is our only hope to save the planet” “Science is our only hope to save the planet”

“Science is our only hope to save the planet”

Professor David Celermajer's keynote address challenges how we think about medical research.

Donating to heart research helps give back time


Every 3 minutes, someone in the UK dies from cardiovascular disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease.


There are an estimated 7 million people living with cardiovascular disease in the UK. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death.


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the UK, killing 425 people every day. Today's research is tomorrow's cure.
Did you know?
1 in 3 people who have a heart attack die before reaching hospital.
Cardiovascular disease accounts for one third of all deaths in Scotland. 
Coronary Heart Disease kills nearly 3 times more women than breast cancer

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Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart health and overall wellbeing – and the most important preparation for any movement or exercise is an appropriate warm-up. But if you’re confused about what that actually looks like, you’re not alone.

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Managing risk factors: type 2 diabetes

People with diabetes are up to four times as likely to develop heart disease as those without. If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes or have recently been diagnosed, the steps you take to either prevent or manage it are the same as you’d take to decrease your risk of heart disease, such as managing your diet and carbohydrates. Here's how.
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HRI awarded NHMRC Development Grant

Dr Steven Wise, Leader of the Applied Materials Group at HRI, has been awarded a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant for his work inventing a sealant technology for valves used in heart surgery.

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