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Research Update: Pregnancy-Induced Heart Failure and Pre-Eclampsia

Lead Researcher: Dr Anthony Ashton Most pregnancies end with the birth of a healthy baby to a healthy mother; however, some pregnancies end in unforeseen and currently untreatable complications. Unfortunately, the signs that something is wrong in these pregnancies appear to be “normal” for most women at the end of pregnancy. Headaches, swelling and difficulty

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In Loving Memory of Beryl Raymer

Beryl Raymer, 1925-2017 As a community-funded Foundation, we are indebted to our wonderful supporters who make our life-saving research possible. Sadly, one of our most generous, loyal supporters, Beryl Raymer, recently passed away. We are deeply grateful for the many years of support Beryl gave, and believe the ground-breaking research undertaken by our researchers will

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Researcher Interview: Dr Elisha Hamilton

What does your role as Laboratory Manager involve? I am directly responsible for performing many of the experiments that are conducted within Professor Rasmussen’s laboratory, as well as providing a supervisory role to both students and research assistants within the lab. Basically, my role as Laboratory Manager requires that I balance the scientific needs of

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Heart Healthy Recipe: Mexican Quesadillas

Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 80g baby spinach 20g coriander 70g feta cheese, crumbled 70g coarsely grated gouda cheese 2 avocados, stones removed, peeled and mashed 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice 8 large tortillas Method: Combine the avocado and lime juice in a small bowl. Preheat a sandwich press

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Research Update: Discovery of new mechanisms for coronary disease

Lead Researchers: Prof Gemma Figtree, Dr Kristen Bubb Professor Figtree’s team have established a large cohort study of patients who are at risk, or suffering from coronary artery disease. Patients volunteer, and consent to contribute a blood sample and their de-identified data to the study, allowing the team to study new mechanisms of coronary artery

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