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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - the UK's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

A sharing of minds

A sharing of minds

Breakthrough findings on the biological functions and translational importance of plasminogen activation and extracellular proteolysis – key molecules and chemical pathways in a vast number of biological processes – were presented at the recent Plasminogen Activation and Extracellular Proteolysis Gordon Research Seminar.

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To carb or not to carb...?

To carb or not to carb...?

There’s lots of confusion around carbohydrates and their effect on our health, particularly regarding their consumption and subsequent effect on weight loss, body fat and a person’s risk of developing heart disease. So here is what we really know about carbohydrates.

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Smart new nanoparticle makes good drugs brilliant

Smart new nanoparticle makes good drugs brilliant

Scientists at Heart Research Institute have engineered multifunctional nanoparticles that can effectively work as ‘nanocarriers’, hauling a wide range of molecules including drugs or genetic material, to exactly where it needs to go in the body. These super-charged nanoparticles with truck-like power and GPS-style precision are poised to change the way medication is delivered to sick Australians.

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Meet the team: Dr Miguel Santos

Meet the team: Dr Miguel Santos

For Dr Miguel Santos, science has always been a path he knew he wanted to follow. “Be curious. Be determined. Don’t be afraid to do things differently and push the boundaries to make great discoveries.”

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Health check: what’s the best time of the day to exercise?

Health check: what’s the best time of the day to exercise?
Most people are aware of the importance of being active and exercising daily. Unfortunately, due to busy schedules, most people are forced to exercise around other numerous commitments. However, the timing of exercise can have profound effects on performance.
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