What it takes to make a heartbeat
By studying the zebrafish, a University of Melbourne-led study shows a gene involved in cardiac rhythm may explain how a heartbeat develops and is controlled.
Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising
After decades of falling deaths associated with cardiovascular disease, University of Melbourne research finds rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity
Stopping healthy cells from self-destructing
Scientists from WEHI and the University of Melbourne have developed a world-first compound that keeps cells alive and functioning when they would otherwise die.
Are declines in cardiovascular disease mortality ending?
Since the 1970s, cases of people dying from heart disease and stroke have fallen. But University of Melbourne research finds signs that this decline is slowing.
World-first test could predict your risk of a heart attack
World-first research, involving the University of Melbourne, has developed a blood test to predict the risk of heart attack those with severe heart disease.
Using maths to assess blocked arteries
University of Melbourne researchers have used laser imaging to mathematically model the severity of artery blockages and now may be able to predict danger areas
Saving lives with less blood
A major global study including the University of Melbourne has found it is safe for surgeons to be using significantly less blood during heart surgery
From ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Why do we still have the genes for heart disease?
University of Melbourne of researchers have discovered the genes humans need for reproduction are also linked to coronary artery disease.
The unhealthy habits killing Australian women
A University of Melbourne study finds over 70% of Australian women don't eat healthily and don't exercise, putting them at risk of heart disease and dementia.
The wonders of relaxin
Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.