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'Good Cholesterol' helps people with diabetes heal

'Good Cholesterol' helps people with diabetes heal

Good cholesterol could help protect diabetics from heart disease complications and limb amputations that impact the lives of millions of people in the UK each year, new research has revealed. A newly-published study by The Heart Research Institute has found for the first time that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is believed to help guard against heart disease, may also stimulate new blood vessel growth in people with diabetes.

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International Women's Day: Supporting Women in Research

International Women's Day: Supporting Women in Research
On the ever of International Women's Day, Dr Christina Bursill has been awarded the HRI’s inaugural Career Re-Start Grant, to support female researchers. The grant was launched in November last year, giving researchers who were pregnant, on maternity leave, or had returned in the last two years to the HRI the chance to apply for a £30,000 grant.
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Meet our Researchers: Dr Christina Bursill, Immunobiology Group Leader

A passionate and inspired scientist, Dr Christina Bursill has led the Immunobiology Group since its formation in 2013. 

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Laura Vanags wins the Macquarie Bank Young Achiever Award

Laura Vanags, researcher with the Immunobiology Group, has been awarded the Macquarie Bank Young Achiever Award for her game-changing work that has the potential to dramatically improve coronary artery stents.
 
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World first research: Stent coating that fools the body into better acceptance

Our Scientists are currently developing a world’s first stent coating technology that uses a biomimicry approach, fooling the body so that it integrates with the foreign stent.
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