News: heart disease

World’s smallest imaging device has heart disease in focus

Ultrathin 3D printed endoscope imaging an artery_credit_ Simon Thiele and Jiawen Li

A team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide and University of Stuttgart has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world’s smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.

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$3 million for congenital heart disease research

Image of a baby's hand holding a parent finger

More than $3 million has been awarded to the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute to identify the predisposing conditions and potentially modifiable factors that can substantially reduce the risk of congenital heart defects. The funding is from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission to boost research into heart disease and stroke. The funding will allow further critical research on understanding the range of factors that contribute to congenital heart defects affecting the lives of many children.

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