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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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NLRP1  Obesity and diabetes ‘sensor’ protein identified.

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Near-infrared fluorescence light can detect the atherosclerotic plaques that lead to heart attack and stroke. Find out more

Specialists are warning against apathy toward CVD research in light of an apparent ‘disease fatigue’ that has robbed the sector of funding momentum.  Find out more

IL-1  The discovery that fat in obese people causes the release of a molecule called IL-1.

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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