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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - a leading cause of death in Canada. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

HRI shows drug suppresses heart vessel inflammation

HRI shows drug suppresses heart vessel inflammation

In a world-first discovery, scientists at The Heart Research Institute (HRI) and collaborators have shown the anti-inflammatory drug colchicine dramatically reduces local cardiac inflammation when used shortly before cardiac catheterisation. 

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Marcus Blackmore Fellow Dr Stacy Robertson to return to UK

 Marcus Blackmore Fellow Dr Stacy Robertson to return to UK
After four years at the Heart Research Institute, Scottish scientist and Marcus Blackmore Fellowship recipient, Dr Stacy Robertson will return to the UK to continue her career.
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Hydration and Exercise

Hydration and Exercise

Water is the single largest component of the human body (making up a whopping 50 to 80 per cent according to the National Health and Medical Research Council) and it plays a vital role in most bodily functions. We can’t survive very long without it and even mild dehydration can lead to fatigue, headache and a bad mood. So get out your water bottle pronto and keep reading.

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The HRI discovers new selenium compounds

The HRI discovers new selenium compounds

The Free Radical Group has shown that a number of novel compounds containing selenium atoms can act as efficient antioxidants, protecting the body against damage caused by a variety of oxidants produced during inflammation. 

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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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