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

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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

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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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