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Meet our Illuminate Award winners

Meet our Illuminate Award winners

The HRI's annual Illuminate event recognises the achievements of some of our best and brightest early career researchers. Meet this year's award winners.

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A celebration of science: Illuminate

A celebration of science: Illuminate

This year, the Heart Research Institute’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner, Illuminate, celebrated and recognised some of our most up-and-coming scientists, as well as the contributions of women to medical research.

Held at the The Women’s College, The University of Sydney, the event was attended by distinguished guests and supporters from the scientific community, including The Hon Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research.

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Meet the team: Dr Siân Cartland

Meet the team: Dr Siân Cartland

As a Senior Postdoctoral Scientist at HRI, Dr Siân Cartland is not only breaking stereotypes but also pushing boundaries in the scientific world.

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Meet the team: Megan Nash

Meet the team: Megan Nash

I'm Megan, I'm a visiting scientist from the Bath University at the Heart Research Institute.

As part of my studies at the University of Bath, there is an opportunity for a placement scheme,
in which everyone does a year out in industry and I chose to do my year in industry here at Heart Research Institute in Australia.

I'm from Bristol originally which is in the South West England, and I study at the University of Bath, which is a couple minutes down the road for me.

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Cancer Drug Could Protect Diabetics from Amputations

Cancer Drug Could Protect Diabetics from Amputations

A molecule that kills cancer cells can also save diabetics and heart patients from limb amputation, an Australian-American study shows. Breakthrough work headed by the Heart Research Institute offers up a potential new treatment for people with diabetes who develop cardiovascular disease and have to have limbs removed. 

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