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Blood clot breakthrough a saviour for diabetics

Blood clot breakthrough a saviour for diabetics

A breakthrough by HRI scientists could soon protect tens of thousands of Australians with diabetes from killer heart disease and stroke.

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Heart patch helps stem cells work magic

Heart patch helps stem cells work magic

The Heart Research Institute is behind the invention of an innovative bio-material patch that can be loaded with a patient’s stem cells to help breathe life into dead tissue following a stroke or heart attack, dramatically improving a patient’s chance of full recovery.

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Neutrophils in acute coronary syndrome

Neutrophils in acute coronary syndrome
HRI researchers Dr Rahul Kurup and Associate Professor Sanjay Patel from the Cell Therapeutics Group recently published a review of the role of neutrophils in acute coronary syndrome. With abundant data demonstrating this role, this presents opportunities to develop novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic agents that specifically target neutrophils.
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Stopping atherosclerosis in its tracks

Stopping atherosclerosis in its tracks
A new treatment for atherosclerosis could soon be in sight, with an HRI study finding that progression of the common condition could be slowed using the chemokine binding protein ‘M3’.
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The life and death of platelets

The life and death of platelets

Professor Shaun Jackson is interviewed about his work on ‘Proinflammatory Function of Dying Platelets’ at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany. 

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