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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.

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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Silk mends broken hearts

Silk mends broken hearts

The world’s most luxurious fabric could soon be used to weave blood vessels that offer life to heart bypass patients, a breakthrough HRI study has found. Scientists at HRI in Sydney built and tested silk blood vessels and discovered they’re more effective and better tolerated than synthetic materials currently used in Australian hospitals. 

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