Heart Disease

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Sciences & Technology

We’re closer to ‘engineering’ blood vessels

Cardiovascular disease is a global killer. Now researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive and scalable method for engineering blood vessels from natural tissue

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Health & Medicine

Get your heart checked

The recent deaths of high-profile Australians due to suspected heart attacks is a reminder for all of us to check our heart health

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Health & Medicine

What it takes to make a heartbeat

By studying the zebrafish, researchers have discovered how a gene involved in cardiac rhythm works – helping to explain how a heartbeat develops

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Health & Medicine

More than a high BMI, an ‘obese heart’ is a silent risk

New research shows that fat tissue around the heart releases molecules that alter heart rhythm, identifying potential new targets for preventative therapies for heart disease

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