Dr Helen McGuire

Institute: University of Sydney
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Current Project

Discovery of Novel Markers of Inflammation for Earlier Diagnosis of Heart Disease

Atherosclerosis (cholesterol build-up in arteries) is a process that is started by fatty ‘plaques’ sticking to vessel walls. If left unchecked, these plaques can lead to partial or complete blockage of a vessel, resulting in a heart attack (where blood flow downstream of the blockage is prevented or reduced, causing lack of oxygen…

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