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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.

Every day, 3 Australians under 50 die.

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Research Highlight

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

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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.

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Testing athletes’ hearts during exercise, not at rest.


Benefits for type 2 diabetes of interrupting prolonged sitting.

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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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