Repairing broken hearts and building new hearts

The heart is the first organ to form in utero and remains crucial to our health until our last day.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disease burden in Australia, affecting more than 3 million people and claiming one life every 12 minutes. 

Despite the critical nature of the heart, scientists still lack a basic understanding of how it forms, and the number of Australian suffering heart disease continues to grow. 

Our dynamic research team is collaborating on groundbreaking work to repair and regenerate damaged cardiovascular tissues, with a mission to find new ways to repair broken hearts and build new ones.

With your support, our researchers could reverse congenital heart defects, stop cancer travelling through the vascular system, and build new hearts from stem cells. 

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