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New heart disease drug to be made available to NHS patients through ground-breaking collaboration

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Up to 30,000 lives could be saved over the next decade thanks to a proposed pioneering government collaboration with pharmaceutical company Novartis to tackle heart disease – a leading cause of death in the UK.

BHF Associate Medical Director awarded MBE in New Year Honours list

Professor Jeremy Pearson, the BHF’s longest serving Associate Medical Director, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to medical research.

New target identified to help prevent dangerous heart rhythms after heart attack

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For many years, we have been using beta-blockers to neutralise a specific stress hormone and prevent dangerous heart rhythms following a heart attack. However, a new study led by Associate Professor Neil Herring and published in the European Heart Journal has uncovered evidence for an additional stress hormone acting as a key trigger for dangerous heart rhythms that is not currently targeted by these drugs.

BHF appoints Dr Charmaine Griffiths as new Chief Executive

Dr Charmaine Griffiths will be the new Chief Executive of the BHF from February 2020.

Manuela Zaccolo honoured by the Royal Society of Biology

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Congratulations are in order to Professor Manuela Zaccolo on being elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Oxford BHF CRE Annual Symposium 2019

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Over 200 cardiovascular researchers attend science filled day in Oxford

RDM researchers make a splash at European Society of Cardiology conference

Research

Researchers shortlisted for Young Investigator Award, with three wins

New AI technology for advanced heart attack predictions

Research

Researchers develop a heart ‘fingerprint’ to tailor personalised treatments.

RDM team wins 2018 Hypertension Top Paper award

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Award from the journal Hypertension recognises publication as the top paper in its category of basic science.

RDM image is supporters favourite in BHF image competition

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An image from Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers has been voted the supporters favourite in the annual British Heart Foundation 'Reflection of Research' image competition.

Richard Tyser awarded runner-up position in BHF image competition

CRE Public Engagement Research

This year's "Reflections of Research" competition, run by the British Heart Foundation, selects "The Forming Heart" by Dr Richard Tyser as the Judge's runner-up

Potential strategy identified to improve blood vessel growth after heart attack

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A collaborative paper from the De Val and Smart Groups has established multiple regulatory pathways responsible for the formation of blood vessels in the developing heart. In doing so they have identified a crucial pathway that is repressed in the adult heart after injury, which may hold the key to a new and improved strategy for repair.

From bugs to drugs

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Decoding the pharmacological goldmine in tick saliva.

New approach to reducing damage after a heart attack

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Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division have established a key cause of micro blood vessels constricting during surgery to reopen a blocked artery, and identified a potential therapeutic target to block the mechanism behind it.

New approach to reducing damage after a heart attack

During the emergency procedure used to reopen the blocked artery causing a heart attack, smaller "micro" blood vessels can remain constricted causing significant damage. A new study led by Associate Professor Neil Herring and published in the European Heart Journal has established a key cause behind this constriction and identified a potential therapeutic target to block the mechanism behind it.

Iron deficiency linked with cardiovascular disease

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A new discovery on how iron deficiency affects the vasculature of the lung could hold the key to improving treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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