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Help us build a world-first plasma reactor

to fight heart disease
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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.
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Heart patch helps stem cells

Breathe life into dead tissue following a stroke or heart attack
“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

Prevention

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.

Treatment

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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The Institute is currently seeking highly motivated, results-focused PhD students to conduct research. Be part of the team working to prevent death and suffering from cardiovascular disease.

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