Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

A young Australian scientist is heralding hope for broken hearts with a cutting-edge tool
Developing a cost-effective therapy to prevent heart attack and stroke. Developing a cost-effective therapy to prevent heart attack and stroke.

Developing a cost-effective therapy to prevent heart attack and stroke.

Dr Sanjay Patel awarded prestigious grant to pursue life-saving investigations.
“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.

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

Detection

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

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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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